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Title: Prehistoric Nishapur and the frontier between Central Asia and Iran
Author(s): HIEBERT, Fredrik T. , DYSON, Robert H. Jr.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 37    Date: 2002   
Pages: 113-149
DOI: 10.2143/IA.37.0.120

Abstract :
During the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s excavations at the medieval site of Nishapur, Hauser reported that his team investigated a prehistoric site in the vicinity of Nishapur (Hauser et al. 1938). One of the minor objectives of the 1937 expedition was ‘to test a prehistoric site discovered northwest of the modern city by [Charles K.] Wilkinson on one of the sherd-hunting walks we take from time to time in the hope of finding sites belonging to periods other than those in which we have worked’ (Hauser et al. 1938: 3-4). This site, located 12 km to the northwest of the medieval city, was named ‘Nishapur-P’ by Wilkinson in the photography logs.

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