Eshkaft (Cave) and Open Site of Pal Hesseinali in the Intermountain Plain of Aseman Abad, Ilam, Iran

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عنوان مقاله [English]

Eshkaft (Cave) and Open Site of Pal Hesseinali in the Intermountain Plain of Aseman Abad, Ilam, Iran

نویسنده [English]

  • Ali Nourallahi
PhD of Archaeology, Zanjan, Iran.
چکیده [English]

In the north of Ilam province, there are vast plains surrounded by rugged and forested mountains. Until many years ago, other than the Hollailan Plain that was examined by a Danish archaeological team, other regions of Ilam province remain unknown in terms of Paleolithic research. However, several sites from this period have been identified and introduced in recent years thanks to new studies and researches. In 2003, the author conducted a survey of the mountainous and forested areas of the Intermountain Plain of Aseman Abad for the first time. During the course of that survey, sites, and settlements from different periods were identified and studied. The results showed that the slopes and caves of this region have evidence from the Lower Paleolithic to the Upper Paleolithic periods and even later periods. In the current article, the author examines a cave and an open site located in the vicinity of the aforementioned plain, which, considering the presence of chert and flint rock formations on its surface level, as well as scattered remains near these rocks, appears to have been a place for obtaining stone and making tools during the Paleolithic era.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • Aseman Abad
  • Eshkaft (Cave)
  • Open Site of Pal Hesseinali

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