The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- By
the invitation of the archaeology team in the historical site of Gohar Tappeh,
Iranian northern province of Mazandaran, Polish anthropologist Arcadius
Saltisiak from Warsaw University went to Iran to start studies on 3000-year-old
skeletons unearthed in this historic site.
this news, Ali Mahforouzi, archaeologist and head of excavation team in Gohar
Tappeh explained that archaeologists are determined to identify cultural
similarities among different ethnic groups who lived in the Caspian Sea regional
further explained that the result of anthropological studies on these skeletons
would be compared to ethnic groups living in the area in the modern time. “It
seems that there must have been some similarities between the ethnic groups who
lived in the area during the very ancient times and those who are living in the
region today, which is why we have decided to conduct such research. Moreover,
making use of radiography and some similar tests on the skeletons,
archaeologists are determined to find out the reason that led into early death
of the inhabitants of Gohar Tappeh,” said Mahforouzi to Persian service of
to Mahforouzi, concurrent with anthropology studies, restoration experts will
restore the skeletons to prepare them for public visit. Based on initial
programs, all the information about the discovered skeletons will be documented
and the skeletons alongside the moulage of their belongings, which have been
unearthed, will be placed in special display.
Covering an area of 50 hectares, Gohar Tappeh historical site is located in eastern parts of Mazandaran province, northern Iran. Historical evidence indicates that Gohar Tappeh enjoyed an urban life some 5000 years ago. Four seasons of archaeological excavations in the area have revealed a number of interesting burials dating back to some 3000 years ago. Stunning achievements in this historic site by archaeologists have attracted the attention of cultural heritage experts all over the world.
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