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North of Iran Urbanised Around 1,500 BCE

 

08 March 2009

 

 

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LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeological studies and dating of the recovered ancient coals have indicated that traces of ancient population in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran go back 5,600 years.

“Archaeological excavations and precise date recognition at the historical site of Gohar Tappeh revealed the region had entered urbanism stage about 4,500 years ago,” according to Ali Mahforouzi, head of the excavation team of Gohar Tappeh of Mazandaran, reported the Persian service of CHN on Sunday.

The discovery has also led archaeologists to believe that powerful political and economic systems in the region were established around 5,600 years ago.

“If we believe in the theory that urban dwelling occurred after agrarian period, we could claim settlement in the South and South-East of Sea of M
āzandarān (Caspian) dates back to at least 5,600 years ago,” Mahforouzi added.

“We believe the powerful economic system was based on agriculture, animal husbandry, and trade - all among the basics of industry at the time,” he said.

“The history of pre-agrarian dwelling goes back to cave-dwelling era,” Mahforouzi said. “There was a 3,800-year-old gap between cave and agrarian dwelling in the region though.”

 

 

 

 

 

Some information for this report was extracted from: Press.TV  [*]

 

 

 

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