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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Palaeolithic Iran Under Study

 

09 January 2008

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- An Iranian and international archaeological team have began their studies on the oldest human and animal remains found near Iran's Kermanshah city.

Palaeolithic experts from Iran's National Museum, Paris Natural History Museum and Washington University have studied the unique collection found in Kermanshah's Vazmeh cave.

The collection of Ice Age remnants, which dates back to 11,000 to 70,000 years ago, belonged to animals such as lion, rhinoceros and a type of extinct hyena.

Archaeologists have also found a human tooth belonged to a nine-year-old child, lived some 25 thousand years ago which is the first Palaeolithic specimen discovered in mainland-Iran.

The numerous historic sites in the city of Kermanshah hold the key to the mystery of the region's past.

 

 

Extracted From/Source*: Iran Press TV

 

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