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Discovery of 6000-Years-Old Artefacts in Miyan-Rud


28 February 2009



LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists reported the conclusion of the season of archaeological survey at Mīyān-Rūd Tappeh in Iraj area, of Rāmjerd, in the town of Marvdasht (Fārs Province) These are some of the number of discoveries reported the Persian service of CHN on Thursday.


This survey was conducted for demarcation of The Miyan-Rud archaeological site,


Miyan-Rud Tappeh, with an area of 2.5 hectare, contains remains of Bakun period (late 5th to early 4th millennium BCE) mainly The Bakun I and II periods, Also a little habitation evidence of The Lapuee period in the area, which was possibly used as their burial site, according to Musa Zar’a, head of archaeological team at Miyan-Rud site.


According to Zar’a, archaeologists have prepared a plan of the site and have carried out ten test trenches witch resulted in discovery of number of artefacts.


“Number of stone pestle and mortar, necklace beads made of mother of pearl and Azurite, stone tools, stone weights and potsherds”, said Zar’a.


A report by Iran’s Archaeological Research Centre, reveals that there is evidence of a melting pot and kiln also identified at the Tappeh’s centre.  


Zar’a added “Samples of ash also were taken for geophysical studies”.


Zar’a expressed his hope for next Iranian year that the first season of archaeological excavation to be commenced.




Original News bulletin published in Persian by CHN , and translated and modified by CAIS [*]




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