Analysis on Rock Art in Qarasu River Basin at Meshgin Shahr (Azerbaijan)
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 54-60
Received: Jul. 12, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 20, 2016; Published: Aug. 3, 2016
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Mohammad Mirzaei, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Archaeology in University Sistan & Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran
Najmeh Nouri, Faculty of Preservation and Restoration, Archaeology in Isfahan University of Art, Isfahan, Iran
Ali Karimi Kiya, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Archaeology in University Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Nasrin Alizadeh, Faculty of Art, Art research in Islamic Azad University of Ramsar, Ramsar, Iran
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Abstract
The rock art can be seen in Iran in most of mountainous regions where roaming life and livestock- farming are prevalent typically. The studied site in Qarasu River basin- locating in Meshgin Shahr city- has clarified dark and ambiguous views of this new tendency at North West region of Iran. This art has been implemented by various techniques on surfaces of various rocks and stones since ancient time that may typically strike in mind the life of creators, their relationship with adjacent lands, and ideology and intellectual and aesthetic excellence of different human communities over long years. One can find the evidences about lifestyle of primitive inhabitants in this area and their art and other ambiguous cultural points of them by study on these artifacts. The important areas such as Pirazmiyan, Nuqdu, Chapaqan, Dedebeyglu, Shikh Medi, and Deve Deresi regions include valuable Rock Art in Qarasu River basin and due to their similarities they have been probably related to each other. Survey has been done on Rock Art designs in the studied region according to field studies and the existing designs have been classified into three groups of human, animal, and rock-pit and introduced as geometric- symbolic designs where they have been investigated regarding this point that what kind of relationship and continuities might exist among living and environmental backgrounds with this region.
Keywords
Azerbaijan, Meshgin Shahr, Qarasu River, Rock Art
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Mohammad Mirzaei, Najmeh Nouri, Ali Karimi Kiya, Nasrin Alizadeh, Analysis on Rock Art in Qarasu River Basin at Meshgin Shahr (Azerbaijan), International Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2016, pp. 54-60. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20160405.11
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