The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
(CAIS) -- British
archaeologists are excavating Iran's Tappeh Sialk in a bid to find the origins
of agricultural societies during the Neolithic Period, Fars News Agency reported on
study being conducted by Durham University, also aims to uncover the mysteries
of planting methods used in the Neolithic Sialk and the systematic relations
between the mound and its surrounding sites.
Neolithic people lived individually and in small communities, Sialk boasted a
large and complicated society that created impressive artworks including
pottery, said Professor Robin Coningham, director of the team and head of Durham
University's archaeology department.
fibres that we discover will be taken to the UK for carbon 14 radioactive
dating, he added.
from Iran, Germany, Britain, Italy and France have been studying the northern
mound of Sialk since last week.
Tappeh Sialk, located in the city of Kashan, is believed to be the origin of
human technology, industry and religious thought.
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