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Evidence of Chalcolithic Period Discovered in Kermanshah


25 December 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeological excavations in the district of Dorud-Farmān, Kermanshah province, resulted in the discovery of evidence ranging in date from 5000 BC to the Parthian (248 BCE– 224 CE) and Sasanian (224–651 CE) dynastic periods.


According to Alireza Moradi, head of excavation team in Dorud-Farman, archaeologists are seeking to identify endangered historical sites in the region in order to preserve and protect them against possible damages.


“Development projects including construction of industrial and residential centres in the area have put the historic evidence of Dorud-Farman in a real jeopardy; so identifying the region’s historic evidence helps us preserve them. For this reason, some experts from the Palaeolithic Research Department of Iran’s National Museum have been invited to participate in this project,” said Moradi to CHN.


Moradi further added that 7 hills and 2 caves dating back to the Chalcolithic period and Parthian and Sasanian dynastic eras have been identified so far during the initial excavations in the historic site of Dorud-Farman which spreads over an area of more than 200 kilometres.


The Chalcolithic period, is a phase in the development of human culture dated as early as the fifth millennium BCE in which the use of early metal tools appeared alongside the use of stone tools.




Extracted From/Source: Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)

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