The process of cultural change in Chalcolithic period in highland Western Iran at Tepe Gheshlagh

  • Mahnaz Sharifi Iranian Center for Archaeological Research
  • Abbas Motarjem Bu-Ali Sina University, Department of Archaeology
Keywords: Chalcolithic period, Dalma tradition, Tepe Gheshlagh, Iranian prehistory

Abstract

Tepe Gheshlagh is located in the center of Talvar Valley in Bijar County, Kurdistan province of Iran, on the east bank of Talvar River. It is rested on a Natural terrace, less than 30 meters above the current bed of the river. The mound is about one hectare in area, oval in shape, and rises more than 14 meters above the surrounding fields. Three seasons of salvage excavation carried out in the site which has revealed significant information on Early, Middle and Late Chalcolithic period (5500-3850 BC) in this region. Unfortunately no accurate Archeological research has been undertaken to gain a better understanding of Chalcolithic period, especially the Early this issue highlights current excavation. In fact, Exploration of cultural traces and, in particular, the important settlement of Tepe Gheshlagh as well as recognition of the subsistence economy of its residents can increase our knowledge of cultural traditions in this region. 

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Published
2018-12-29
How to Cite
Sharifi, M., & Motarjem, A. (2018). The process of cultural change in Chalcolithic period in highland Western Iran at Tepe Gheshlagh. Documenta Praehistorica, 45, 86-99. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.45-7
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