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Chuq Tappeh in Mazandaran Province Possibly was a Neolithic Village


08 October 2007




LONDON, (CAIS) -- A team of archaeologists working on the Chuq-Tappeh site in Mazandaran Province have discovered some architectural structures that may be part of a small village dating back to the Neolithic era.


The structures were found last week during a series of excavations conducted to demarcate the Chuq-Tappeh site, the Persian service of CHN reported on Saturday. The excavations began in 2004, team director Ali Mahforuzi said.


A number of stone tools unearthed by the team during the project show that the region had been used as a residential area during the sixth millennium BC, he added.


The artefacts date back to a period of time when agriculture had not yet been developed in the region, and the inhabitants were hunter-gatherers.


The archaeological team has also unearthed shards of a kind of pottery work created before the invention of the potter’s wheel. The shards, which are beige and brown, show that the original pottery works had been coarse and badly baked.


The shards are being compared with pottery works unearthed at the 3000-year-old site of Gohar-Tappeh in Mazandaran Province and the 6500-year-old site of Tappeh Hesar in Damghan in eastern Iran’s Semnan Province.


In addition, the team has discovered ruins of a mud-brick wall two meters in length and 70 centimetres in width on the mound of Chuq-Tappeh.




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