New Discovery Petroglyphs of Takht-e-Siah, Kerman Province, Southeast of Iran
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016, Pages: 7-11
Received: Aug. 6, 2015;
Accepted: Aug. 7, 2015;
Published: Feb. 23, 2016
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Maryam Mohamadi, Department of archaeology, Bu-Ali University, Hamedan, Iran
Esmail Hemati Azandaryani, Department of archaeology, Bu-Ali University, Hamedan, Iran
Nahid Nikfarjam, Department of archaeology, Bu-Ali University, Hamedan, Iran
Mousa Sabzi Doabi, Department of Archeology, Lorestan University, Khoramabad, Iran
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The newfound petroglyphs of Takht-e-Siah are located in 70 km the north of Shahr-e-babak in Kerman province the southeast of Iran. The Takht-e-Siah’s petroglyphs include 40 motifs on the 18 single boulders. These petroglyphs have been made by rubbing, hammering and by less frequently engraving techniques. These motifs contain ibexes, dogs and anthropomorphous motifs. In addition, due to difficulties of dating of petroglyphs in the Iran, microerosion analysis should be applied for dating the engravings of Takht-e-Siah.
Iran, Kerman, Takhte-e-Siah, Petroglyphs
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Esmail Hemati Azandaryani,
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New Discovery Petroglyphs of Takht-e-Siah, Kerman Province, Southeast of Iran, International Journal of Archaeology. Special Issue: Rock Art, Handmade Architecture, Historical Archaeology.
Vol. 4, No. 2-1,
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