The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
LONDON, (CAIS) -- A team of Iranian archaeologists has discovered kilns, some pottery, and several stone blades during the current phase of excavations at the 8000-year-old Deh-Kheyr tepe, which is located near Shahrud in Semnan Province.
discoveries indicate that the site might have been an industrial region in
ancient times,” team director Hassan Rezvani told IRNA on Saturday.
carried out over the past few years by Iranian and Japanese experts at Deh-Kheyr
and Tappeh-Chakhmanq, south of Shahrud, resulted in the discovery of traces from
the Neolithic era (circa 9000–8000 BC), putting the region on the
the new phase of excavations, the cultural sequence of this era and previous
periods will be studied, Rezvani said.
the Neolithic era, people settled in the Shahrud region due to its hospitable
environment, he added.
is located 398 kilometers east of Tehran and the Deh-Kheyr tepe is 15 kilometers
north of the city.
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