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Iran studies 13,000 years of living

Press TV - Iranian archeologists are joined by German and Polish colleagues to describe 13,000 years in northern Iran from cave-dwelling to urbanism.


Traces of the populations of Gohar Tappeh reach back 6,500 years.

The archeological project "From Cave to City" has put Iran's northern province of Mazandaran under excavation to determine the historical sequence cave-dwelling took in the Paleolithic Age to reach urbanism.


"The project aims to review the process inhabitants went through to get out of their caves and form the primitive cities," said Hassan Fazeli, the director of the Archeology Research Center of Iran's Cultural Heritage, and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).


Archeological studies indicate that Iran's Northern Province of Mazandaran has been inhabited 5,600 years.


Previous discoveries have also led archeologists to believe that powerful political and economic systems in the region were established around 5,600 years ago.


"The history of pre-agrarian habitation goes back to the cave-dwelling era," Mahforouzi, head of the excavation team of Gohar Tappeh in Mazandaran said. "There was a 3,800-year-old gap between cave and agrarian dwelling in the region though."

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