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Heinsch-Kuntner S, Shirzadeh G, Darvish-Zadeh A, Danthine B, Kuntner W. Archaeological Investigations at Anaqizli Tapeh – Chors, 2016. Archeology. 2019; 3 (4) :33-48
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1- University of Innsbruck.*Author for correspondence: Sandra.
2- Research Center for Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
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In 2016, a ten-days archaeological investigation at Anaqizli Tapeh, located about 9 km southeast of Bastam, was conducted aiming to define a broad chronological setting of the site settlement, in order to ascertain its meaningfulness to the research question posed by the “Spread of Urartu project”. The archaeological research at the Upper and Lower plateaus of the Anaqizli Tapeh has revealed a continuous occupation from the Middle Bronze to Late Iron Ages with a clear peak during the Iron 3 and Iron 4 periods. The geomagnetic prospection of the Upper Plateau yields the presence of two major building complexes A and B with divergent architectonic layouts, possibly indicating a chronological background.
Preliminary excavations in trench RGL3 concentrated on a remarkable structure located to the immediate south of building complex B, where the stratigraphy could examined before excavation thanks to a looters’ pit. So far, only the date for the final occupation of this structure into the Iron 4 period could be obtained. Its architectonical and chronological relations to the southern building complex B as well as its stratigraphic relation to the underlying ash and debris layer dating into the Iron 3 period awaits further investigation.
The results of our research confirm the significance of Anqizli Tapeh for project aims. In addition to the expectable analogies to the ceramic assemblage of Bastam, the ceramic findings from RGL 3, show close typological relations to the Late Bronze Age as well as Iron 1 and Iron 2 assemblages of the Lake Urmia Region.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cultural property
Received: 2020/07/4 | Accepted: 2019/07/1 | Published: 2019/07/1

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