Fazeli, H., Coningham, R.A.E., Young, R.L., Gillmore, G.K., Maghsoudi, M. and Raza, H. (2007) Socio-Economic Transformations in the Tehran Plain: Final Season of Settlement Survey and Excavations at Tepe Pardis. Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies, 45, pp. 267-286. ISSN (print) 0578-6967Full text not available from this archive.
Two further seasons of excavations at Tepe Pardis and survey in the Tehran Plain were undertaken in 2006 and 2007. The former exposed over 70 square metres of mudbrick structures dating to the Transitional Chalcolithic, including five kilns. The presence of these kilns, in association with a terracota slow wheel, confirms the presence of kiln debris on the souhern side of the mound, suggesting that the industrial zone encapsulated much of the ground. The importance of Tepe Pardis was confirmed by a badly damaged Iron Age cemetery to the north of the main site. Our geoarchaeological exploration of the quarry continued with the logging of large natural water courses, enhancing our understanding of Tepe Pardis' ancient landscape. Finally, a further season of settlement survey was undertaken at the edge of the desert south-east of Pishva.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||kilns, ceramic production, Iron Age cemetery, Tehran Plain|
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Geography, Geology and Environment > Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research (CEESR)|
|Depositing User:||Gavin Gillmore|
|Date Deposited:||24 Jun 2008|
|Last Modified:||17 Nov 2008 17:24|
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