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Fourth Season Archaeological Research at 5000-Years-Old Taleb Khan Tappeh on the Way

 

09 October 2007

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Fourth season of archaeological research at Taleb Khan (Tāleb Khān) Tappeh, located near the city of Zabol in Sistan va Baluchestan province has began to determine the exact age of the site and its connection to Shar-e Sukhteh (Burnt City) culture. The news was announced by Mahdi Miri, dean of the Archaeology faculty of Zabol University and the director of Excavation of Taleb Khan ancient mound.

 

Miri stated, “although all of our previous findings in this mound were dated to 3000 BCE, but the recent discovery of earthenware vessels and if we continue our excavation in the lower layers we will find evidence confirming the existence of a settlement, old as and concurrent to Shar-e Sukhteh culture.”

 

In the previous seasons, remains of a three children, including a seven years old were discovered near the site, which the date confirmed to be 2500 BCE. The girl was wrapped in shroud and the cause of her death was established as a progressive anaemia and B12 deficiency.

 

 

 

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