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Diet of Ancient Narges Tappeh Featured Corn and Lentils

 

29 September 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists working at Narges Tappeh have discovered fragments of pottery containing corn and lentil, which has provided important information on the diet of its ancient inhabitants, the Persian service of CHN reported on Thursday.

 

The discovery was made at an architectural structure at the site which was recently unearthed but whose function is still unknown.

 

“The seeds had been stored in two red and grey earthenware items, which have been broken into pieces due to the pressure on the artifacts,” archaeological team director Qorban-Ali Abbasi said.

 

The excavations are being carried out to save Narges Tappeh, which is located near the runway of an airport currently under construction in Gorgan, the capital of Golestan Province.

 

The mound covers an area of about 17,000 square meters.

 

Archaeologists found traces of architecture, pottery, and a dozen other monuments and artifacts, some dating back to about 5000 BCE, at the ancient site during the previous phase of excavations in 2004.

 

They have also discovered a cemetery, a brick castle, and many skeletons from the early Islamic era.

 

The site had previously been excavated by Japanese archaeologists before the 1979 Revolution.  

 

 

 

Extracted From/Source: Mehr News

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