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Korean Archaeologists in Search of Stone Age in Gilan


23 July 2007




LONDON, (CAIS) -- Based on an agreement between Iran’s Archaeology Research Centre, head the committee of Asia-Pacific Regional Organization of ICOM, the Palaeolithic areas of Gilan province will go under research.


Announcing this news, Hassan Fazeli Nashli, head of Iran’s Archaeology Research Centre told Persian service of CHN: “The project for examining the Stone Age and Palaeolithic age in Iranian Northern Province of Gilan especially in dwelling caves has come into force since July 16th, 2007.”


Byung-ki, director of National Museum of South Korea, Chan I head of committee of Asian-Pacific Regional Organization of ICOM, and Chi Duong Di, archaeologists will cooperate in this research project.


Regarding the time of the project, Fazeli Nashli explained: “Based on the initial agreements, this research project has been planned for one year during which just the areas belonging to the Palaeolithic age will be excavated. However, the project may extent for five years, depends on what happens in future.”


According to Fazeli Nashli, since little archaeological studies have been conducted so far about Stone Age and Palaeolithic age in Iran, the lifestyle practiced by human begins during these important periods have remained somehow ambiguous. On the other hand, large areas of these important prehistoric sites are on verge of destruction or have been already destroyed due to developing projects in the country, which brings into light the importance of conducting any research project in this regard.


Palaeolithic age is one of the most prominent archaeological periods in history of Gilan province. Therefore, in an attempt to uncover many unknowns about this period, a large amount of studies have been conducted so far by Iranian and foreign archaeologists in this province. Two years ago a Japanese team carried out their research, consisting of five seasons of archaeological excavations in historical sites of Gilan province, which the results are due to be published in a near future.


Rūdbar, Amlash, and Siāhkal are among the cities in Gilan province which will be studied during this archaeological research project.  




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


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