The Petroglyphs of Qeshlagh in Hamadan Province, Western Iran
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 17-21
Received: Apr. 9, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 24, 2015; Published: Jun. 9, 2015
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Yaghoub Mohamadifar, Department of Archaeology, University of Bu-Ali Sina, Hamadan, Iran
Esmail Hemati Azandaryani, Department of Archaeology, University of Bu-Ali Sina, Hamadan, Iran
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Abstract
Qeshlagh is a region located in Hamadan Provence, Western Iran. The Petroglyphs of Qeshlagh is located 55 km to the south-east of Hamadan city, and 30 km from the town of Malayer in the north-west. Petroglyphs of Qeshlagh contain 70 motifs on the surface of 17 single flat boulders; these drawings have been formed on these stone pieces with rubbing, hammering or in few cases engraving techniques. The themes of the studied compositions include images of ibexes, dog's motifs and anthropomorphous ones and the most common motif is Ibexes. In addition, considering the existence of patina layers and effects of weathering on these petroglyphs, which made laboratory studies impossible, we cannot suggest an absolute dating for them.
Keywords
Iran, Hamadan, Qeshlagh, Petroglyph
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Yaghoub Mohamadifar, Esmail Hemati Azandaryani, The Petroglyphs of Qeshlagh in Hamadan Province, Western Iran, International Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 17-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20150302.11
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