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Sarikhani M, Heydarian M, Alirezazadeh M. The Effects of Inundation on Archeological Materials: The Case Study of Jamalo Village/Archeological Site in Zayanderoud Dam, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran. EIJH 2023; 30 (1) :96-117
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-55924-en.html
1- Deptartment of Archaeology, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran , sarikhanimajid@yahoo.com
2- Dept. of Archaeology, Shahrekord University
3- PhD student in Archeology, Department of Archaeology Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
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This paper, reflecting on the village and archaeological site of Jamalo located on the top of the Zayanderud dam, aims to explore the circumstances human settlements would have encounter with the construction of the dam and when its reservoirs were flooded. About 30 years ago, as the images from Google Map showed, the water strip emerging from the Zayanderud dam, wherein the left riverbank hosted the village and archaeological site of Jamalo. This site had been occupied for much of the sixth and fifth millennium BC until the beginning of the Early Bronze Age. In the Middle Bronze Age, it had been dominated by the Proto-literate, historic, and Islamic periods. Archaeological evidence from surface surveys also indicated that pottery shreds were similar to those of Sialk III and Bakun A. Now, Jamalo is exposed to the waters of the dam reservoir. Therefore, the main objective of this paper is to provide an overview of what would have happened to archaeological sites with the construction of the dam, its reservoirs were flooded, and when landscapes were radically altered. Another question was:  “What would have happened to archeological sites as floods made it inaccessible?” Based on the excavation at Jamalo and the comparison of images taken from the region before and after the construction of the dam, it was observed that the reservoir had destroyed the village, and the slopes of the site, especially on the eastern and northeastern parts, had been covered with a layer of deposits.
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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Archaeology
Received: 2021/09/26 | Accepted: 2023/01/30 | Published: 2023/01/30

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