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7000-Year-Old Kilns Discovered in Khuzestan Province
13 March 2006
(CAIS) -- Archaeological excavations in Khuzestan
province led to the discovery of three earthenware small kilns (ovens) and
artefacts made of clay, in 7000-year-old historical site of Tal-e Abouchizan in
Shushtar. This is the first time such clay relics have been discovered in
Khuzestan historical sites.
“Existence of three earthenware small kilns in architectural remains indicate
that this historical structure was not a settlement area and mot probably it is
the remains of a pottery workshop. Some clays with very beautiful designs were
also discovered near this workshop,” said Mehdi Moghadam, head of
archaeological team in Tal-e Abouchizan in Shushtar.
According to Moghadam, such decorated clays were only discovered in Backun
historical site in Fars province which was one of the most important centers in
forming political governments.
The first season of excavations has started in Tal-e Abouchizan to find out the
role of this 7000-year-old historical area in the establishment of the first
governments in Susa.
Tal-e Abouzhizan is one of the marginal sites of Susa which contains some
historical evidence from the Elamite to the Post-Sasanian periods. Tal-e
Abouchizan has a strategic position. From east it leads to Ramhormoz, Behbahan,
and Fars, from west it leads to Sustar and Susa, and from the south it leads to
Ahvaz and the Persian Gulf.
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