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Title: Excavation at Lavin Tepe in Northwest Iran
Author(s): NOBARI, Alireza Hejebri , BINNANDEH, Ali , NEYESTANI, Javad , NASAB, Hamed Vahdati
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 49    Date: 2012   
Pages: 95-117
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.49.0.2165721

Abstract :
The Little Zab River rises in the northwest mountains of Piranshahr, northwest of Iran. It flows southwards to the west of Iran to join Iraq via the Alan passage. The basin of the river has many ancient sites, including Lavin Tepe, one of the most important prehistoric sites located in West Azerbaijan, Iran. It is in north of the Zab River basin, the south of Urmia Lake. Seven periods have been identified through recent excavations. The most intensive period of occupation was the Chalcolithic. Important too is the presence of Uruk pottery, including the beveled-rim bowl, at four sites in Zab basin.

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