New evidence of the Neolithic period in West Central Zagros: the Sarfirouzabad- Mahidasht Region, Iran

  • Kamal-Aldin Niknami Department of Archaeology, Tehran University
  • Meisam Nikzad Department of Archaeology, Tehran University
Keywords: archaeological survey, Neolithic settlement, Sarfirouzabad, central Zagros

Abstract

Because the eastern region of the Mahidasht Valley in the Sarfirouzabad region, to the south-east of Kermanshah Province, had not been studied by archaeologists, this area of central Zagros was surveyed in 2009 by a team from Tehran University. We identified 17 sites dating to the Neolithic period. The finds indicate that the formation of sedentary societies began in the pre-pottery Neolithic in this area and was followed by a considerable increase in the number of sites during the pottery Neolithic period. Preliminary analyses of these sites will be presented in the present article.

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Published
2012-12-31
How to Cite
Niknami, K.-A., & Nikzad, M. (2012). New evidence of the Neolithic period in West Central Zagros: the Sarfirouzabad- Mahidasht Region, Iran. Documenta Praehistorica, 39, 453-458. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.39.33
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