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Persepolis West (Fars, Iran) : report on the field work carried out by the Iranian-Italian joint archaeological mission in 2008-2009 / Alireza Askari Chaverdi, Pierfrancesco Callieri ; with contributions by Babak Aminpour [and 18 others]

Author:
ʻAsgarī Chāvardī, ʻAlī Riz̤ā [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Oxford : BAR Publishing, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xvi, 293 pages : illustrations (some color), plans (some color) ; 30 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
This book represents the final report on the field work carried out in 2008 and 2009 by the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission at the archaeological site of Persepolis West, where parts of the town adjacent to the well-known Achaemenid monumental terrace of Persepolis have been located. The eleven trial trenches excavated in areas indicated by the results of Iranian and Iranian-French geophysical surveys represent the first stratigraphic excavations ever carried out on this site, the dating of which is supported by a rich series of radiocarbon datings. Illustration of the excavations is preceded by an accurate geophysical study of the topographical context and accompanied by a detailed and richly illustrated analysis of pottery and other finds: the safe stratigraphic context makes these finds a particularly important source of evidence for our knowledge of the ceramics of Fars during the historic pre-Islamic age. The excavations largely confirm the location of the built-up area of Parsa indicated by geophysical surveys.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-293).
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 1407316087 ((pbk))
  • 9781407316086 ((pbk))
LCCN:
2017479518
OCLC:
1006442834
Author:
RCP:
C - S