Qolam Tepe of Jafarabad: Recognition of the Sialk VI Satellite Site in Kashan Foothills

نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی

نویسندگان

1 University of Zabol, Zabol, Sistan and Balouchestan

2 Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities

چکیده

Until recently, the culture of the late Iron Age in the center of the Iranian Plateau was only identified on the southern mound of Sialk. In this study, a newly discovered site, called Qolam Tepe, was introduced in the foothills of western Kashan at a very close distance to the Sialk. None of the surface findings of Qolam Tepe show any era other than the Iron Age III, or there is no Sialk VI, so we have achieved one of the satellite sites of Sialk VI. Since the Qolam Tepe is exclusively a single-period site (of the Iron Age III), given the apparent fact that the decorative bricks found in Qolam Tepe are in every aspect matched with the decorative bricks of the "great structure" of Sialk. They can be attributed to a single cultural period and surveyed in a single chronological horizon, thus again the attribution of the "great structure" of Sialk based on other and newer examinations is confirmed to the end of the Iron Age. Surface survey findings of this site indicate that it is at the same time as the culture of the Iron Age, layers 5 and 6 on the southern mound of Sialk (and Cemeteries A and B), along with several samples of brick decorations.

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عنوان مقاله [English]

Qolam Tepe of Jafarabad: Recognition of the Sialk VI Satellite site in Kashan foothills

نویسندگان [English]

  • Reza Naseri 1
  • Malekzadeh Mehrdad 2
1 University of Zabol, Zabol, Sistan and Balouchestan
2 Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities
چکیده [English]

Until recently, the culture of the late Iron Age in the center of the Iranian Plateau was only identified on the southern mound of Sialk. In this study, a newly discovered site, called Qolam Tepe, was introduced in the foothills of western Kashan at a very close distance to the Sialk. None of the surface findings of Qolam Tepe show any era other than the Iron Age III, or there is no Sialk VI, so we have achieved one of the satellite sites of Sialk VI. Since the Qolam Tepe is exclusively a single-period site (of the Iron Age III), given the apparent fact that the decorative bricks found in Qolam Tepe are in every aspect matched with the decorative bricks of the "great structure" of Sialk. They can be attributed to a single cultural period and surveyed in a single chronological horizon, thus again the attribution of the "great structure" of Sialk based on other and newer examinations is confirmed to the end of the Iron Age. Surface survey findings of this site indicate that it is at the same time as the culture of the Iron Age, layers 5 and 6 on the southern mound of Sialk (and Cemeteries A and B), along with several samples of brick decorations.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • Kashan
  • Qolam Tepe
  • Sialk
  • Sialk VI
  • Iron Age
  • Decorative Bricks
  • تاریخ دریافت: 30 دی 1400
  • تاریخ بازنگری: 20 شهریور 1401
  • تاریخ پذیرش: 07 تیر 1401
  • تاریخ اولین انتشار: 07 تیر 1401