say that the tools, which were unearthed at the historical site of Tall-e
Atashin, located 30 kilometers from Bam, date back to the 5th millennium
we were informed that villagers were farming in the region, our experts
began conducting excavations, leading to this precious discovery,”
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization expert Narges Ahmadi said.
stone tools can provide valuable information on the lifestyles and
economic, cultural, and social conditions of the region in question.
director Sonia Shidrang said that the archaeologists have examined almost
200 items, including blades, chips, chisels, and serrated edge tools from
the Chalcolithic Era (copper-stone age, 4500-3300 BC), adding that the
simple and unsophisticated design of the new discoveries indicates that
the region’s inhabitants were not expert toolmakers.
Atashin is considered to be one of the world’s most ancient sites.
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (CHTO), with the assistance of
international organizations like UNESCO, has taken significant measures to
renovate historical monuments and conduct archaeological studies at sites
in the Bam region over the past two years.