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Abbasnejad Seresty R, Bahrami M. The Problem of the Neolithic in Khorramabad Valley, Luristan, Iran: Questions and Presuppositions. IQBQ. 22 (2) :1-16
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-11884-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, University of Mazandaran, Department of Archaeology,
2- PhD Student, University of Mazandaran, Department of Archaeology,
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Two important points have been the motivations of the writers of this article. The first motivating factor is the importance of the Neolithic Period especially the phase of shifting from Epi-Paleolithic to Neolithic in nowadays archaeological argumentation. The second factor is the importance of Khorramabad valley at the Paleolithic period and the abundance of early Chalcolithic sites and having no knowledge about the valley’s archaeology in Neolithic Period. Exploring two important sites namely Roāhol and Merijelo and finding three sites namely Sarab Kotela, Kohele and Kharmanjā Haft Cheshmeh in this valley, have opened promising horizons for archaeologists to understand the cultural changes of the Neolithic period. Surveying the surface findings and studying on the settlement layers of these sites have provided an opportunity for initial recognition of the existence of social life in Neolithic period in the valley. The general archaeological researches on central Zagros and specific researches on Khorramabad valley and also identifying and preliminary surveying of two under- discussion sites have created a proper opportunity for proposing a new mission to excavate the sites and to conduct systematic compact survey on Khorramabad valley. This article reviews the literature of archaeological studies on central Zagros and Khorramabad valley briefly and propounds the theories of beginning of food production and Neolithisation, proposes key questions and presupposition corresponding to the writers’ suggestive plan.     
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Received: 2014/05/2 | Accepted: 2015/04/19 | Published: 2015/06/20

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