Over a hundred new sites found in Southwest Iran

Archaeologists identified over 120 sites in the area of Chamshir in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, Iran. Most of the sites are of he nomadic tribes.

Area where the sites were found (by Islamic Republic News Agency)

According to the researchers most ancient relics found in the basin of Chamshir Dam in Gachsaran belongs to the Epipalaeolithic era and then with a long break some evidence for settlement during the late Neolithic era has been obtained, which dates back to 6000 years ago. A few strongholds and castles documented show the significance of the site from the post-Achaemenid and Sassanid eras, but the majority of finds date to the middle Islamic centuries which is indicative of high demographic density in that region. Some of the settlements are said to have occupied an area of over 5 hectares. Most of the architectural remains were built with stones. The archaeologists were able to distinguish normal buildings, where the construction materials consisted of stone and mortar filling, and more important establishments with stone and plaster mortar used.

(after Islamic Republic News Agency)

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