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Banijamali S L, Alaei Moghadam J, MousaviHaji S R, Mehr Afarin R. A Review on Chronology of Palace of Kuh-e Khajeh (Qaleh Kaferun) Relying on the Surface Potsherd. IQBQ. 23 (2) :43-60
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-7590-en.html
1- Ph.D Student in historical Archaeology University Of Tarbiat Modares
2- Ph.D Student Archaeology University Of Mazndaran and Faculty Member of Department of Archaeology , Zabol University
3- Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, University of Mazandaran
4- Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology,University of Mazandaran
Abstract:   (4009 Views)
Kuh-e Khajeh in Sistan, a mesa 120m height in respect of Sistan plain flat, is located 20 Km south-west of Zabol. This is one of most important historical area in Sistan. In account of its religious and political importance, a series remarkable of structures were built on its flat surface and eastern slight slopes since very ancient times. Despite of the studies of archaeologists and scholars, there have been provided no certain chronology about it and a few studies which have been done are merely based on the architecture of this site.
In this research, based on the pottery data it is tried to make a relative chronology on palace of Kuh-e Khajeh. In doing so, the required data was gathered under systematic survey method in the castle’s area. Considering that the recognizing the potteries’ specifications is an important task in the archaeological studies, therefore, the study of potteries’ specifications was given a specific priority. And in doing so, the collected remarkable potteries from the site were classified and typologically studied, accordingly.
According to the results obtained from the typology of potteries, Kuh-e Khajeh palace has had three different settlement phases: the first was Parthians, the second was Sassanids and the third was known to be the Islamic phase (6-8 AH centuries), respectively.
 
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Received: 2013/09/27 | Accepted: 2014/06/17 | Published: 2014/09/21

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