0523 GMT March 18, 2019
Director general of Kermanshah Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department said excavations in the vicinity of Darian Dam in Paveh, Kermanshah province by a team of archeologists led to findings which indicated that the human life in the region dates back to 40,000 years.
Ali Felegari added that the excavation team was headed by Dr. Sonia Shidrang from Bordeaux University.
He also said the excavations have been completed in the first site, adding the archeological team is conducting feasibility studies in a shelter cave near Hajij Village.
In related news, the head of Paveh Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department said the findings provide evidence that the Oramanat region has a long historical record.
Hadi Sharifi added that prior to these findings, the oldest antiques found in the region were those from the Assyrian era.
Located between the provinces of Kurdestan and Kermanshah, Oramanat is a mountainous region which includes the cities of Paveh and Marivan.