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7 Cave Dwelling Settlements, in Mazandaran 13k-10k BC

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7 Cave Dwelling Settlements Discovered in Mazandaran

Discovery of 7 caves in Mazandaran with evidence of human settlements indicates that this region was one of the most important residential areas prior to urbanization.

Tehran, 25 April 2006 (CHN) -- Archeological excavations in Mazandaran province, between Neka and Behshahr cities led to the discovery of seven historical caves which were the settlements of human beings between 13000-10000 BC.

Prior to this discovery, some evidence of cave dwelling was found in Mazandaran province. But discovery of these seven caves belonging to the Stone Age in Mazandaran province gives us more information about the settlements of human beings in this area some 13000 years ago and shows that Mazandaran was one of the most important residential areas during ancient times, said Ali Mahforouzi, archeologists and head of Historical Caves Research Center.

According to Mahforouzi, some stone tools and bones were discovered in these caves which indicate that the settlement of human beings continued there for a long time. Some of the discovered evidence show that cave dwelling in this area lasted to the Iron Age, some 3500 years ago, added Mahfooruzi.

Considering that the discovered caves are located 1400 meters from the sea level, Mahforouzi explained: This level of height was appropriate for human beings who lived during Pleistocene and Holocene epochs, said Mahforouzi.

Pleistocene epoch came to an end some 15000 years ago and since then Holocene period started which is still continuing.

Considering the close distance between Gohar Tepe historical site and these historical caves strengthens the theory that after giving up cave dwelling life, human beings decided to gather and form societies and little by little some cities such as Gohar Tepe were established.

Mazandaran is one of the most ancient provinces in Iran. Archeological excavations in this province indicate that it has been inhabited by human beings from 400,000 years ago until the present time. Excavations have also revealed that urbanization flourished in the area around 3000BC. The historical site of Gohar Tepe is a proof to this claim.

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cool, I heard that they found an ancient stone from 10000 years age and behind the stone was written nuke energy is our obviuos right 
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