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13 April 2016
6,000-year-old village uncovered in Iran

Archaeologists in Kurdistan (Iran) have uncovered remains of a village, probably settled during sixth millennia BCE, located in the Sanandaj area.
     Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization Research House public relations office said that Mr. Amir Saed Moucheshi, the head of expedition, and his team members had carried out investigations in Sarcham site and they found the remains of a settlement dating back to Chalcolithic age.
     "The exploration uncovered pottery, stone tools, animal bones, and architectural structures in the site; the earthenware shows crimson paintings and embossed shapes and other basic geometric designs, and possibly belong to Dalma ceramic tradition and a few others to She-Gabi Tepe pottery design," Moucheshi said.
     According to the head of expedition, before the exploration, settled regions in Uraman of Mesolithic and Chalcolithic periods; "This is the oldest village uncovered in the region; explorations would provide valuable information as to the lifestyle, cultural traditions, and modes of communication of ancient people of the region; the site also reveals remains of settlement during Iron Age," he detailed.
     "The current dig is part of larger scale of archeological excavations led by Dr. Fereidoun Beiglari in the Valley of Sirvan River; during a year of explorations, different sites belonging to Paleolithic, aneolithic, Iron Age, and Islamic period have been uncovered," Moucheshi concluded.

Edited from Mehr News (9 April 2016)

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