archaeologists have announced readiness to help their
Iranian counterparts find missing links in the Stone Age
and the transition from the Sasanians to the Islamic
The historical sites, pertaining to the transition from
the Sasanian to the Islamic time, are relatively intact
places where little studies have been carried out. Still,
they are considered among the richest historical sites.
A Deputy ICHO Director Jalil Golshan said talks were held
with archaeologists from the US, Belgium, Germany and some
other countries on the sidelines of a Middle East archaeology
conference held in Berlin recently and they
stressed their readiness for cooperation.
Golshan noted given the lack of specialized archaeologists
and resources, the Stone Age historical sites have not
been fully explored.
So far Iranian archaeologists have carried out explorations
in some sites. The vast, numerous sites have led to some
missing links and the hope is that the international archaeologists
could help find them.
Golshan is supposed to conduct talks on finalizing the
cooperation of international experts for the project over
the coming months.
Iran is considered one of the richest countries as far as
the Stone Age sites are concerned. Most of the sites are
located in the provinces of Kermanshah, Lorestan and
Khorasan, dating as far back as 10,000 B.C.
Among sites pertaining to the Sasanian-Islamic period are
Tappeh Mil in Shahr-e Rey and Dareh Shahr in Ilam.