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Historical Layers Exist in Nader Tepe
15 August 2006
(CAIS) -- Due to the vast areas of Nader Tepe
historical site and discovery of various cultural layers
in the area, archeologists have to extend their excavation
license to continue their stratigraphy works in the area.
While based on High-Frequency Seismic Sounding results it
is believed that settlement in Nader Tepe must have dated
back to the third millennium BCE, residential layers
belonging to the Parthian dynastic era (248 BCE-224 CE)
are the most ancient ones which have been identified so
far during the stratigraphy studies. Therefore,
continuation of excavations is necessary to reach to more
discoveries about this historical site.
The recent archeological excavations in Nader Tepe has
resulted in discovery of a large amount of clays,
architectural remains belonging to different periods,
animal bones, and coal samples of plants.
“Coal samples of plants are the most important
discoveries during the High-Frequency Seismic Sounding
works in Nader Tepe. With performing C14 dating
system, we can determine the exact date of life during
different periods in this historical site,” said Karim
Alizadeh, head of excavation team in Nader Tepe historical
site to CHN.
According to Alizadeh, more budget is needed for
continuation of stratigraphy works in Nader Tepe which is
supposed to be provided by the Cultural Heritage and
Tourism Department of Ardabil province.
Nader Tepe, which according to some historical texts is
known to have a relation with Nader Shah's investiture in
1736 CE, which is a rich archeological site in Ardabil
province, locating close to the border of Iran and former
Iranian province of Arran (today known as the Republic of
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