Behrooz Aghaie; morteza hesari; hamid karami
. Mobility is considered as a key factor in realizing all biological dimensions of professional livestock producer communities. This component leads to a dynamism in the behavior and ...
. Mobility is considered as a key factor in realizing all biological dimensions of professional livestock producer communities. This component leads to a dynamism in the behavior and then as a result in the material culture of these societies. Degeneracy of the most cultural related elements can be mentioned as another feature of the material culture of pastoral -nomadic communities. Since architecture is considered as an emblem of human beings hardworking in regard to cultural conformity and environmental adaptation, architectural intangible section of settlements of these communities is the main subject of the current research that it can be more representative of the economic and cultural structures of human societies. The present paper identifies various range of settlements in the mountainous landscapes and discusses the different architectural patterns of a pastoral-nomadic society in a case study based study on the mobility-sedentary model of these settlements and recommends three spatial-temporal, socio-economic and historical-cultural patterns that could be demonstrated how pastoral-nomadic architecture is adapted to the environment and landscape and how socio-economic structure of these societies can display the architectural patterns. Ultimately, some patterns are recommended that it could be used in the ethnoarchaeological studies.