unearthed the large number of earthenware items
during the two phases of the excavation, which led
to the identification of a major center for the
mass production of pottery in the region,” Ehsan
pottery works were made of ocher and created with
inhabitants of Toll-e Bondu extracted ocher from
mines in the nearby mountains. They fired the
pottery in kilns fueled with oak and wild almond
tree wood and reeds,” Yaghmaii said.
also discovered several pieces of stone which were
used for grinding ocher.
to the evidence discovered indicating mass
production of pottery, archaeologists believe that
the products were also exported to other regions.
Bondu is located between Marvdasht and Khuzestan
Province, wherein some productions of the site
were previously found. In fact, the people of
Toll-e Bondu exported their products to Susa and
Haft-Tappeh in Khuzestan, and Marvdasht in Fars,” Yaghmaii said.
the ancient site, the team also recently
discovered an instrument which archaeologists
believe is a pen dating back to the mid-Elamite
era (1500-1100 BC).
Bondu is located near Nurabad, 158 kilometers west
of the provincial capital Shiraz. Archaeologists
have also excavated architectural ruins as well as
metal and clay artifacts in this region dating
from the fourth millennium BC to the Achaemenid
era and the 13th and 14th centuries CE.
archaeological studies are being carried out by
Kazerun Azad University and the Cultural Heritage
and Tourism Organization.