Exploration to find prehistoric climatic conditions in Varamin plain

Tehran, Dec 2, IRNA - The second season of the joint Iranian-German explorations in Varamin plain was conducted with an aim of identifying the climatic conditions of the area in the prehistoric period.

The Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted Morteza Hessari, the Iranian head of the second exploration season, as saying that identification of climatic conditions in Iran at ancient time and its changes is necessary for understanding of many important historic evens without which reasons for many events cannot be recognized and analyzed.

According to the archeologist, the research work was conducted in line with the probing plan of sampling the sediments in Varamin Plain and a delegation of Iranian archeologists in cooperation with archeologists from the University of Berlin under the supervision of Reinhard Bernbeck was dispatched to the area with an aim of identifying the climatic conditions in Varamin plain in the prehistoric period.

Stressing that identifying the climatic conditions in that area in the prehistoric era is one of the main archeological challenges in the center of the plateau, he expressed the hope that in the light of the results of the research works some of the questions could be answered properly.

He went on to say that the reason for the abandonment of some of the sites and lack of some period in Varamin plain are among those questions.

Hessari referred to the research work as one of the new researches of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism in which, in addition to many scientific values, further attention has been paid to the newer field and theoretical studies.

He noted that by sampling, documenting and analyzing the findings, basic information would be provided to identify the climate, the environment and the morphology of the land, and by identifying these factors, it would be possible to identify the routes of the ancient rivers and also to gain access to the settlements on the margins of these rivers that are usually buried below the several-meter thick sediments.


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