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Godin Tepe is, today, an archaeological site in the Kangavar valley of Luristan, in western central Iran. The name means “hill of Godin” though. Once a lively outpost on the early Mesopotamian trade route, Godin Tepe now sits in ruins in Iran. Controversial archaeological excavations in. Rothman, Mitchell, and Hilary Gopnik, On the High Road: The History of Godin Tepe, Iran (Costa Mesa, CA, Mazda Publishers in association.

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Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. Tepe Godin, pottery from level III. This detail is based on the analysis of residue found on the interior of a jar unearthed at the site.

How old is the Tarot? The excavations at Godin Tepe revealed that the goxin consisted of 11 distinct cultural phases. The surface of the vessels is either burnished or plain.

A late, Islamic shrine c. Estimates suggest that Godin Tepe once covered an area as large as 20 hectares. According to Mitchell Rothman, at this time, during the Late Chalcolithic 1 period LC 1some substantial trading networks emerged in the area for trade in metals, and in precious or semi-precious stones.


As a result, Godin Tepe was able to flourish as a ttepe center. The human skull that challenges the Out of Africa theory. More information about text formats. Level II is represented by a godkn structure, a fortified, mud brick walled architectural complex m x 55 m occupied by a Mede chief.

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The six-row barley on the floor of central supply room, where the beer jug was found, was probably grown locally. Because Godin has such a deep stratigraphy, it was decided that tepw related site of Seh Gabi nearby should also be studied. By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings.

Godin Tepe archaeological site, Iran. Mitchell Rothman et al. Cuyler-Young suggested the existence of Elamite trading posts at the site during this period, established by merchants from Susa. Godin was abandoned between and about B. Where did it come from? Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Catering to Trade: Hospitality in the Ancient Iranian Site of Godin Tepe

Do we create the universe, or does it create us? We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. Once a gdoin outpost on the early Mesopotamian trade route, Godin Tepe now sits in ruins in Iran.


One of the important aspects of Godin Tepe is its geographical position.

GODIN TEPE – Encyclopaedia Iranica

One skeleton was found under a collapsed wall; another one, with an arrow in his vertebrae, belonged to someone who died of starvation after he had become paralyzed. A test sounding was made inand large scale excavations were conducted in the summers of,andsponsored by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Two Sides to Every Story: Godin was again abandoned during the 6th century BC, perhaps as a result or in anticipation of the expansion of Cyrus the Great c.

The fabric of this group was tempered by medium-fine grit and was not well-fired. Cuyler Young measuring the deep sounding at the Godin Tepe ruins, Iran.

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In the first quarter of the first millennium, nomadic cattle-herders speaking an Indo-Iranian language infiltrated the Zagros and settled among the native population.