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Title: A Preliminary Report of Excavations at Rabat Tepe, Northwestern Iran
Author(s): KARGAR, Bahman , BINANDEH, Ali
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 44    Date: 2009   
Pages: 113-129
DOI: 10.2143/IA.44.0.2034377

Abstract :
During the course of his research in northwestern Iran, Bahman Kargar identified Rabat Tepe for the first time in 1986. In 2005 he excavated two architectural stages (Iron Age II and Iron Age III). Period I (=Iron Age III) is divided into two phases (Ia and Ib). Period II (=Iron Age II) has not been the subject so far of excavations. Boulder/cobble and brick floors made with rows of brick and concentric circles of small cobbles were discovered. A large amount of remains were found during these excavations and include painted and glazed decorative bricks, pottery vessels and clay doornails. Preliminary observations, suggest a date of the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. for Rabat Tepe.

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