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