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Stone Age Artifacts Found in Kurdestan

Stone Age Artifacts Found in KurdestanStone Age Artifacts Found in Kurdestan

Archeologists have unearthed Stone Age artifacts in Naav Village, close to Sarvabad County in western Kurdestan Province.

Discovered in a rock shelter, the relics are believed to be 5000 years old, which means they were made in the late Stone Age, which ended between 6000 B.C. and 2000 B.C.

The artifacts include clay pots and tools made of flint, Seyyed Mohsen Alavi, director of the provincial office of the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, told ISNA.

“Given the material used in the artifacts, it would be safe to claim that they belong to the Neolithic Period,” he said.

The Neolithic Period was a period in the development of human technology beginning about 12,000 years ago and ending around 2000 B.C., when the Stone Age ended.

“Similar artifacts have been found all across Iran’s western borders, but never in the Uramanat region,” Alavi added.

The Uramanat villages are located in the mountainous Kurdestan Province, famed for their history, culture and unique architecture. The entire region was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2007.