The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- The Archaeological Research Center of Iran (ARCI) plans to hold a three-day international conference in late autumn in Qom in which experts will study Iran during the Iron Age, an ARCI official told the Persian service of CHN on Wednesday.
idea for holding the International Conference on Iran in the Iron Age was
brought up in a conference studying the archaeological discoveries in northern
and northeastern Iran held last year in Golestan Province,” Hamid Fahimi
to the original plan, the conference was to be held in Tehran, but the ARCI
director decided to hold the event in Qom due to the many Iron Age sites located
near the city, he explained.
excavations carried out near Qom over the past few years have resulted in
discoveries of Iron Age sites. Qom Province has sites from the three ages and
these excavations show that Qom was one of the main human settlements during the
Iron Age,” Fahimi said.
Qoli Darvish Tepe, and Serm Tepe are the most important Iron Age settlements in
Iron Age in Iran is one of the brilliant prehistoric eras, which is known as the
period of grey pottery.
archaeology, the Iron Age is the stage in the development of any people where
the use of iron implements as tools and weapons is prominent. The adoption of
this new material coincided with other changes in some past societies often
including differing agricultural practices, religious beliefs and artistic
styles, although this was not always the case.
Iron Age is the last principal period in the three-age system for classifying
prehistoric societies and its meaning varies depending on the country or
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