Socio-Economic Transformations in the Tehran Plain: Final Season of Settlement Survey and Excavations at Tepe Pardis

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) 0578-6967

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: kilns, ceramic production, Iron Age cemetery, Tehran Plain
Research Area: Archaeology
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
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/3153

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