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Bones and Palaeolithic Tools Dug up in Esfahan
archaeological excavations in Qaleh Bozi cave,
south west of Isfahan, led to the discovery of the
remaining bones of rodents, and a kind of stone
chipping tool belonging to the middle Paleolithic
The archaeologists found the stone tools which are
an evidence of human beings once living in the
area, through sifting the sediments which had been
extracted or moved during the previous illegal
“Illegal excavations have seriously harmed the
sediments of the caves, and our work now is to
sift these sediments,” said Fereydoon Biglari,
director of the Paleolithic research department of
Iran’s National Museum.
The discovered tools date back to the middle
Paleolithic period (around 40 to 100 thousand
years ago) or even earlier times.
According to Biglari, more zoology and fossil
studies must be carried out to determine the exact
type of the rodents whose bones have been
discovered in the cave. The bones are also
important considering that they’ll help out
experts know more about the region’s climate
during the ancient times.
It is supposed that further excavations would lead
to the discovery of more important layers which
will provide archaeologists with more information
on the site and its history.