Numerous accounts of deformed skulls have been
identified in the historical site of Burnt City, and for
the first time ever they are to be studied by a joint team
of experts from New Castle University and Iranian
Plagiocephaly is the new science of etiology, prevention,
assessment, and correction of abnormal head shape and now
for the first time ever Iran tends to carry out such
examinations with cooperation of experts from New Castle
According to Farzad Forouzanfar, director of the
anthropology center of ICHTO archaeology research center,
several examples of misshaped skulls have been found in
the site, but they have never been studied.
Burnt City is one of the key historical sites of Iran,
located in the southeastern province of Sistan va
Baluchestan, which has so far hosted 8 archaeological
seasons after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, revealing
the area to have functioned as an important trade center
some 5000 years ago.
The joint team plans to review the studies carried out in
the recent years with new methods of anthropological
This is while the team already working there is not
receiving sufficient equipment and facilities to continue
its activities on the site.