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Conference and Workshop: Shahdad and The Bronze Age in Southwest Iran

Source: Iran Heritage Foundation

15-16 July 2011 in London

Chlorite incense burner from Shahdad

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3ER

In memoriam of Prof. Ali Hakemi
A conference/workshop on the archaeology of southeastern Iran in the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC with focus on the archeological site of Shahdad

Organised by

University of Cambridge, Oxford University, the Hakemi family

Supported by

Iran Heritage Foundation, Amir Mohtashemi Islamic & Indian Works of Art and British Institute of Persian Studies

Convened by

Dr. Cameron Petrie
Mr. Hassan-Ali Hakemi
Dr. Jacob Dahl


Prehistoric Shahdad is a major Bronze Age centre that was discovered at the edge of Kavire-Lut in 1968. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the late Professor Ali Hakemi of Archaeological Institute of Iran, commenced investigation at Shahdad and supervised intensive excavations for seven consecutive seasons at the site. Shahdad presents extensive evidence for a sophisticated civilization using a range of elite artefacts, elaborate metalwork technology, complex burial practices and archaic pictographs.

The monumental volume "Shahdad - Archaeological excavations of a bronze age centre in Iran" was published by ISMEO, Rome, Italy in 1997, yet four decades after its discovery, Shahdad remains the subject for ongoing investigations into the archaeology of south-eastern Iran in the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC.

This two-day workshop will include lectures and presentations by prominent archaeologists and linguists of international standing, and will help to situate the critical research questions for southeast Iranian archaeology into a broader context for the future.

For further information please click here.



Enquiries Dr. Cameron Petrie
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 339 001
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 333 503

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