Iranian, Austrian archeologists discover works of different periods in Zagros
Tehran, The joint cooperation of Iranian and Austrian archeologists in the cultural field of the central Zagros has led to the discovery of ancient findings dating back to the Neolithic era, Bronze Age, Iron Age and the Sassanid period.
The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted the head of the archeology team, Lili Niakan, as saying on Saturday that the first season of archeological survey in the cultural field of the central Zagros in the Seymareh and Sirvan valleys has been conducted with the cooperation of the Archeology Research Center of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism and the Science Academy of Austria.
She further remarked that the plan was implemented on the basis of a memorandum of understanding for scientific, educational and research cooperation between the Austrian Academy and the RICHT in the process of archeological survey and studies within the geographical enclosure through the collaboration of representatives of the two sides, Dr. Florin Schwartz and me.
The studies which were conducted in the course of a two-week presence of the archeologists and geologists in the Seymareh and Sirvan valleys, led to the discovery of valuable achievements, Niakan said.
The archeologist noted that the survey of the ancient sites of the cultural areas, while focusing on the geographic, geological and settlement patterns of the pre-historic and historic enclosures was associated with the identification and documentation of the works such as the hills, the sites and the historical-cultural works.
She reiterated that ancient works belonging to the Neolithic, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and the Sassanid era were identified in the sites.
The cultural findings in the studies indicate the cultural-commercial communications of the cultural areas with Mesopotamia and Anatolia, she added.
Citing the interesting points of the survey, she referred to the aerial photography of the hills and ancient sites and preparation of the map of the curve rate of the hills, adding that in this season different pottery discovered in the current survey were categorized in a completely systematic manner and finally the chronology of the Seymareh and Sirvan cultural areas is under study.
The first season of archeological survey in the cultural field of the central Zagros in the Seymareh and Sirvan valleys was conducted with the cooperation of the Archeology Research Center of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) and the Science Academy of Austria through a permit issued by the head of the RICHT.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA