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French Archaeologists Partake in Garmroud Excavation
27 May 2007
(CAIS) -- Second season of archaeological research at the historical site
of Garmroud Belīrān, southern Āmol, is underway by a joint Irano-French
According to Persian service of IRNA, Mohsen Zeidi, the Iranian director of the
team, said that the main objectives of the current round of excavations are to
identify and review of the artifacts from the Palaeolithic age using earlier
geological and anthropological findings.
He further said that studies began along a route extending from Mehriz Heights
in Yazd to Davāmand and Āmol in 2004.
Identifying sediments from the New Palaeolithic period as a thin layer among the
natural silts measuring 15 meters is one of the achievements of the first round
of excavations in area conducted in 2006.
Zeidi further said that the cultural layer is situated ten meters below the
surface, which probably date back to 30,000 to 35,000 years ago. Objects
unearthed include stone objects and remnants of animals’ bones, he noted.
The same source noted that the project titled ’Plan for Ancient Geological and
Anthropological Studies’ was concluded between Tehran University and French
National Researches Institute and is underway in cooperation with Archaeology
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