An Introduction of ShikhMedi Newly Found Petroglyphs in Meshginshahr, Northwest Iran
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016, Pages: 18-22
Received: Jan. 12, 2016;
Accepted: Jan. 14, 2016;
Published: Feb. 23, 2016
Views 4098 Downloads 94
Mohammad Kazemi, Department of Archaeology, University of Mohaghegh Ardebili, Ardebil, Iran
Hossein Naseri Someeh, Department of Archaeology, University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Iran
Esmail Hemati Azandaryani, Department of Archaeology, University of Bu-Ali Sina, Hamadan, Iran
Mohammad Mirzaei, Department of Archaeology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran
The archeological studies and findings in Azerbaijan in Iran especially in the valleys and mountains located in in the basins of the Qarasu (Karasu) River in Meshgin¬shahr in northwest Iran show that this ancient region, like many of the other regions in Iran, has numerous valuable petroglyphs. In this paper, the ShikhMedi newly-found petroglyphs in Meshginshahr located in northwest Iran in Ardebil province will be introduced. In this region, 78 petroglyphs on 15 rocks are found. The petroglyphs are carved and beat. The petroglyphs comprise of human, animal, plant and symbolic motifs. The results of the study reveal that in this region, like the other regions in Iran, the goat petroglyphs are the most common. It is worth mentioning that due to the lack of laboratory facilities, the dating of the petroglyphs is not possible and only the relative chronology can be used.
Hossein Naseri Someeh,
Esmail Hemati Azandaryani,
An Introduction of ShikhMedi Newly Found Petroglyphs in Meshginshahr, Northwest Iran, International Journal of Archaeology. Special Issue: Rock Art, Handmade Architecture, Historical Archaeology.
Vol. 4, No. 2-1,
2016, pp. 18-22.
Aali, A. 2013. Rock art in Zanjan: A study of petroglyphs in Aq Dash Mahneshan, Payam-e-Bastanshenas. 10(19): 133-150 (in Persian).
Baxşəliyev, Vəli. 2006. Azərbaycan Arxelogiyasi, Naxcıvan Dövlat Unıversıtesı, Baki.
Beikmohammadi Kh. Janjan, M. and N. Beikmohammadi 2012. An introduction and analysis of newly-found petroglyphs in set B in Erges_e_Sofla (Malayer, Hamedan), Nameh-e-Bastanshenasi. 2(2): 121-140 (in Persian).
Burney, M. 1969. An introductory report on the investigation and excavation of caves in Kouhdasht, Translated by Zabihullah Rahmatian, Iranian archeology and art. 3: 4-16 (in Persian).
Farajova, M. 2011. Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscapes, Xəzər Universsitast Press. Bakı.
Fatih, İ. Nazim, B. Mustafa, Ö. and Myungga Y. 2012.About Similar Features and Motives of Karskağizman (Turkey), Gemikaya (Azerbaijan), Ulsan (South Korea) And Alta (Norway) Rock Petroglyphs, Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken (Journal of World of Turks).4(3): 203-213.
Hemati Azandaryani, E. Rahmani, E. Masjedi Khak, P. and Aliei, M. 2014. The Newfound Petroglyphs iIn the Doustali Valley of Hamadan, Western Iran, INORA. 69: 13-18.
Horshid S. H., 2004. Petroglyphs of Pirazmian. In M. Azarnoush (ed.), Proceedings of the international symposium on the Iranian archaeology: northwestern region. Iranian center for archaeological research, Tehran: 123–131 (in Persian).
Horshid. S, 2007, An introduction of petroglyphs in Shahr Yeri (Qal’e Arjaq), Bastanshen Pazhuhi. 2(3): 81-84 (in Persian).
Ismayilzada, Q. 2010. Gamıqaya Abıdələrındə Nəxcıvan Tarıxının Səhifəlari. Khazar University Press.
Izadpanah, H. 1969a. Prehistoric paintings in caves of Lorestan. Iranian Archeology and Art. 4: 6–14 (in Persian).
Izadpanah, H. 1969b. The Paints of Dushe Cave in Lorestan: Iran, Bastan Shenasi va Honar-e Iran. 4: 53–58(in Persian).
Kazemi, M. 2014. A study of petroglyphs in the Northwest of Iran, an M. A. thesis, Mohaqeq Ardebili University, Ardebil, Iran (Unpublished).
Kazempur, M. Eskandari, N. and Shafizade, A. 2011. The petroglyphs of Dowzdaghi, Northwestern Iran, Documenta Praehistorica. 38: 383-387.
Martirossian, H. A., 1981, The Archaeological Monuments and Specimens of Armenia, the Rock-Carvings of the Ghegham Mountains, Yerevan.
Mohamadifar, Y. Hemati Azandaryani, E. 2015. The Petroglyphs of Qeshlagh in Hamadan Province, Western Iran, International Journal of Archaeology. 3(2): 17-21.
Mohammadi Qasrian, S. 2007. A study of petroglyphs in Iran: problems and solutions, Bastanshen Pazhuhi. 2(3): 15-18 (in Persian).
Mohammadifar, Y. Hemati Azandryani, E. 2014. An introduction and analysis of petroglyphs in Azandryan in Malayer, Faslname Ulom-e Ejtemayi. 64: 223-261 (in Persian).
Moradi, H. H. Sarhaddi-Dadian, M. Soltani, N. H. Rahman and C. Byung-ock, 2013. Study and typological comparison of petroglyphs in the Marzbanik valley, Baluchestan, Iran. Time and Mind. 6(3): 331–349.
Nurullahi, A. and Alilou, S. 2011. Shepherding in the northwest: The petroglyphs of GeryKouh (two horses) at the foot of Zanjan Mountain, TFarhang-e Zanjan, The Culture and Islamic Guidance Organization. 31-32: 73-103 (in Persian).
Rafifar, J. 2002. Rock Carvings of Arasbaran (Soungoun). Iranian Journal of Anthropology. 1: 45–75 (in Persian).
Rafifar, J. 2004. Rock art in North West of Iran, petroglyphs of Hoorand (Lqlan). In M. Azarnoush (ed.), Proceedings of the international symposium on the Iranian archaeology: northwestern region. Iranian center for archaeological research, Tehran: 111–122 (in Persian).
Rafifar, J. 2007. Some indications of shamanism in Arasbaran Rock Carvings. In M. Budja (ed.), 14th Neolithic Studies. Documenta Prehistorica. 34: 203–213.
Rafifar, J. 2005. Rack Carvings Art in Arasbaran. Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Anthropology Research Center, Tehran (in Persian).
Rashidi Nejad, M. & Zamaniyan, M. 2009. Mazrae Haj Mad and Dare Morad Beig. Payam Bastanshenas. 11, Pp. 89-96.
Rüstəmov, G. 1994. Gobustan Dünyasi, Azərbayjan Dövlat Nəşriyyati, Baki.
Saraf, M. R. 1997. Rock carving of Divin valley of Alvand in Hamadan. Archaeological Report 1: 304–305 (in Persian).
Sarhaddi-Dadian, H. H. Moradi, and Soltani, M. 2015. Preliminary study of rock art at Negaran valley in Baluchistan, Iran. Rock Art Research. 32(2): 199–204.
Shahrzadi, D. 1997. The petroglyphs in Arnan Mountains in Yazd, archeological reports, The Organization of Cultural Heritage (in Persian).
Shidrang, S. 2007. Mioleh petroglyphs: a newly-found in the north of Kermanshah, Bastanshen Pazhuhi, 2(3): 55-60 (in Persian).