archeologists and their Japanese counterparts have launched
their fourth season of joint excavations in Jalileh Mound, the
biggest residential hill in the northern province of Gilan, to
further their anthropological, ecological and archeological
Gilan is ranked among Iran’s most important historical areas,
housing inhabitants over several millenniums, making Iranian and
Japanese experts keen on finding telltale signs of different
lifestyles emerged in the rainy province.
“Some 20 experts are divided into 4 teams to conduct
anthropological, ecological and archeological studies,” said
Jebreil Nokande, head of the Iranian team.
Archeologists have so far studied Gilan’s vast cemeteries, but
what makes the 4th season more significant is that they are
excavating a residential area for the first time in the