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Signs of 9000-year-old settlement found in Iran's Behbahan

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    BEHBAHAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) – Head of the speculation and exploration team in Mahtaj Hill in Behbahan,Khuzestan Province, says signs of a 9000-year-old settlement have been discovered in the site.

    Hojjat Darabi said on Monday the results obtained from speculation and exploration operations carried out in Mahtaj Hill of Behbahan in Khuzestan Province which includes the earliest evidence on farming and animal husbandry in this region indicates the existence of a nine-thousand-year-old Pre-Pottery settlement in Behbahan.

    Mahtaj Hill, located to the northwest of Behbahan, was registered as a Pre-Pottery Neolithic site last year following the archaeological research conducted by Abbas Moghadam.

    All the site’s surface has been flattened and very little remains of the lower layers of the settlement, said Darabi.

    “The findings mostly include stone tools such as grindstone and its handle which shows that producing and processing of vegetarian food played an important role in the livelihood of Mahtaj Hill inhabitants," said the Iranian archaeologist.

    According to Darabi, Mahtaj Hill can provide the earliest evidence regarding farming and animal husbandry on the plains near the shores of the Persian Gulf.

    Signs of 9000-year-old settlement found in Behbahan - Mehr News Agency

    I always thought the oldest civilization in Iran is "Tepe Sialk" or "Kashan Pyramid" which goes back to more than 8000 years ago and is located in Kashan, Isfahan.

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    Zayandeh River Culture (تمدن زاینده رود, literally "Zāyandé-RūdCivilization") is a hypotheticalpre-historic culture that is theorized to have flourished around the Zayandeh River in Iran in the 6th millennium BC.[1]

    Archaeologists speculate that a possible earlycivilization existed along the banks of the Zayandeh River, developing at the same time as other ancient civilizations appeared alongside rivers in the region, such as the Sumerian civilization in Iraq.

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    The Sialk ziggurat was built around the 3000 BC. A joint study between Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization, the Louvre, and theInstitut Francais de Recherche en Iran also verifies the oldest settlements in Sialk to date back to 5500–6000 BC.

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    Sialk, and the entire area around it, is thought to have originated as a result of the pristine large water sources nearby that still run today. The Cheshmeh ye Soleiman ("Solomon's Spring") has been bringing water to this area from nearby mountains for thousands of years. The Fin garden, built in its present form in the 17th century, is a popular tourist attraction.
     
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