عنوان مقاله [English]
Along the foothills of the Marvdasht plain, a significant number of rock-cut burial monuments have been made during the Achaemenid to early Islamic period. These burials are made in various forms which with the exception of the royal tombs and some samples with the Sassanid inscription, the chronology of the rest of the samples is in dispute. By performing the archaeological field survey With the aim of determination the funeral monuments attributable to the post-Achaemenid period, the author, in addition to accurately describing the structural description of such samples, has thoroughly analyzed all the cited chronological evidence. These cited Evidence are: Structural and spatial patterns, studying the stone-cutting tools, decorations, surveying the peripheral boundary within a radius of about 1 km in order to place the monuments in the relevant archaeological context, as well as assisting Negative reasoning Instead of Positive reasoning. In negative reasoning, In order to prove the chronology, instead of presenting positive evidence in favor of post-Achaemenid date, we present reasons that negate the Achaemenid and Sassanid dating. . This article deals only with the southeastern half of the plain, the southern and western foothills of Rahmat Mountain, and in another article we will address the northeast half of the plain. According to these surveys, Tang-e Zendan, Akhor-e Rostam, North Barzan, and Laneh Tavous, have been dated to the post-Achaemenid period.