The petroglyphs of Dowzdaghi, Northwestern Iran

  • Mehdi Kazempur Department of Archaeology, University of Tehran
  • Nasir Eskandari Department of Archaeology, University of Tehran
  • Asadollah Shafizade Islamic Azad University of Ahar
  • Asadollah Shafizade Islamic Azad University of Ahar
Keywords: Mt. Dowzdaghi, Azerbaijan, Iran, rock carving

Abstract

This paper deals with recording and interpreting a complex of petroglyphs at Dowzdaghi in the northern part of Iranian Azerbaijan in Northwestern Iran. The assemblage can be divided into four sub-assemblages; the designs and images depicted on the surfaces of isolated boulders usually constitute a panel and sometimes individual motifs and inscriptions. The investigations have revealed more than 400 carved and scratched drawings on rock boulders on Mt. Dowzdaghi. The main themes include anthropomorphic figures, animals (ibex, with long elaborated curved horn, deer, dog, horse, bull, ram, fox, snake, alligator, and hedgehog), hunting scenes, Arabic and Persian inscriptions, and symbolic designs.

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Published
2011-12-31
How to Cite
Kazempur, M., Eskandari, N., Shafizade, A., & Shafizade, A. (2011). The petroglyphs of Dowzdaghi, Northwestern Iran. Documenta Praehistorica, 38, 383-387. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.38.30
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