Archeological Survey and Excavation in Iran, 1961

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Science  17 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3529, pp. 524-526
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3529.524


Recent surface survey for prehistoric archeological sites in western Iran has contributed toward defining three centers of early agricultural village settlement. Excavation at a site in upper Khuzistan revealed a sequence of settled life which, at its earliest, may antedate food production. The site also yielded faunal evidence for an ecological change subsequent to the end of the Pleistocene.