archaeologists have recently discovered artifacts and other items
related to the Kura-Aras Civilization in the Qazvin Highland.
The civilization had been developed in the late 4th millennium
BC in Caucasus and then had moved to Iran’s northwest area,
though there is little evidence of its expansion and the culture
it represented in the area.
“The latest excavations were made last year in the Qazvin
Highland and led to the discovery of 3 major historical periods,
among which Calcolectic period is of high importance,” said
Dr. Hussein Fazeli Nashli, who along with his colleague Bahram
Ajorloo has done extensive studies in Qazvin.
He added, “The potteries unearthed during the excavations
reveal the features of this culture and civilization. Given the
tradition of pottery in the 4th millennium BC, the discovered
artifacts indicate they all belong to a single culture and