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
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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
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Abstract
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.
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Iran, Meshginshahr, ShikhMedi, Qarasu, Petroglyph
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Mohammad Kazemi, Hossein Naseri Someeh, Esmail Hemati Azandaryani, Mohammad Mirzaei, 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. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.s.2016040201.14
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