News ID: 219368
Published: 0827 GMT August 05, 2018

Diversity of pottery items identified in western Iran

Diversity of pottery items identified in western Iran

Cultural Heritage Desk

Archeological investigations on the surface and hillsides in Tappeh Yazdan Village in the western Province of Hamedan has led to the identification of a diversity of pottery items belonging to different historical periods.

The items belong to Chalcolithic period or Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age as well as pre-Islamic and Islamic eras, said Nasrin Beigmohammadi, an Iranian archeologist, according to a report by Research Institute of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, IRNA wrote.  

She said Nahavand-Firouzan plain which is located on the southwestern hillside of Alvand, a subrange of the Zagros Mountains in west, is of great significance in terms of geomorphology and ecosystem for conducting archeological studies.

The plain has the lowest altitude (1,470 meters), in the province.

Being home to antiques and artifacts belonging to different historical periods, including Copper Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, Tappeh Yazdan Village is among the most important areas inhabited by early human communities, she said.

Archeologically, Beigmohammadi added, this place still remains unknown.

There is a terrace on the western side of Tappeh Yazdan Village on which a number of graves dating back to Bronze Age have been dug, of which three have been explored illegally, she said.

Resource: IRNA
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