News ID: 208128
Published: 1146 GMT January 15, 2018

Tangeh Kafari, an important Neolithic settlement

Tangeh Kafari, an important Neolithic settlement

Tangeh Kafari (Kafari Strait) in the western province of Ilam can be considered one of the most important settlements of the Neolithic Era.

Project manager of explorations at Seimareh Dam, Lily Niakan said that the third archeological excavation season in Tangeh Kafari includes a section of the Seimareh Dam basin in Ilam Province, reported IRNA citing the Research Institute of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO).

The cultural site could be considered as one of the most important areas which flourished in this geographical location from the fourth millennium BCE up to the Sassanid era, she added.

Noting that the salvage explorations in that cultural site have been conducted in cooperation with Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company, she said the project has led to greater understanding of the settlement from the fourth millennium BCE up to the Sassanid era.

The salvage explorations — focused on the architectural remains — revealed the pits created by profiteers and the ditches exposed by the reduction of the water level, Niakan added.

In view of the richness of the works and the cultural importance of the structures from the fourth and third millennia BCE, three workshops were also held during the current season of excavations, she said.

The archeologist announced that the cultural relics obtained in the current season of excavation can lead to greater understanding about the different historical periods in the region.

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