2nd season of salvage explorations launched in Peygham Chai Dam

Tehran, Nov 13, IRNA - The second season of archeological exploration of the historic and cultural works of Peygham Chai Dam, where 62 historical works have been discovered, launched with the purpose of salvaging and finding the reasons for demographic changes from the 2nd millennium BC.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted Nasrin Qahremani, head of the archeology team as saying that cultural-historical works close to the dam were surveyed and discovered in 1393 (2014) during which 28 cultural-historical works were documented.

The archeologist further remarked that in 1396, the same enclosure was surveyed in a more expanded area within the framework of a research project with an aim of finding settlements in the Bronze and Iron Age associated with the kurgans which led to the discovery of 34 other cultural-historical works.

Qahremani noted that in addition to documenting the new works the archeological prospect of the discovered works was analyzed based on the altitude from the sea level, water resources, gradient and topography in the global mapper program.

In addition to the salvage works within the scope of danger the purpose is to find out the reasons for demographic changes from the 2nd millennium BC, she said.

The head of the archeology team added that given the fact that the kurgans contain human and animal burial the necessity of conducting DNA tests to find out demographic changes will be among the scientific goals of the plan.

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