Archeological studies carried out on the tools
unearthed in Jiroft have shown that 5000 years ago as towns started to
shape up, the residents of the Jiroft enjoyed a developed agricultural
Jiroft historical sites which are located next to Halil Roud River, in
the central province of Kerman, are evidence of a rich ancient
civilization once residing there. So far more than 120 archeological
sites including stone tools, crocks, and architectural remains, have
been discovered in a 400-kilometer-long area which the archeologists
have named "the Lost Heaven."
have been carried out on more than 500 stone tools recovered there,
announced head of the team working on stone tools, Jalal-ed-din Rafi'
Far. They prove that the tools were mostly used for agricultural
activities, which were quite developed for the time, Rafi' Far told CHN.
The tools display the great developed techniques used for their
creation, which in turn indicate the civilization's developed
agricultural industry. Sediments and remains of plants are still visible
on the tools.
The scholars working in the area have also found some hunting tools, but
the abundance of the agricultural ones have made them believe that
people of Jiroft lived mostly on agricultural products.
The third season of archeological excavations in Jiroft started one
month ago with more than 20 Iranian, French, and American experts taking
The recent works have moreover led to the discovery of some carved
stones throughout the sites. Head of the archeology team of Jiroft,
Majidzadeh, told CHN that unearthing the masonry workshops of the area
with the help of these carved stones is one of the team’s newest