The Challenges of Rebuilding an Archaeological Program in Post-Revolutionary Iran

By: Abbas Alizadeh, Senior Research Associate, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Iran is one of the most important regions in the archaeology of ancient Near East. The country consists of lowlands (Khuzestan, ancient Susiana), highland plateau, high and vast chains of the Zagros and Alborz Mountains (in the west and north), large and small intermountain valleys, and vast deserts. This remarkably varied geography and climate has provided a context for the development of a large mosaic of local cultures since the early Neolithic period. (image)Map of Iran. All figures courtesy of Abbas………. Read More

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