Godin Tepe is, today, an archaeological site in the Kangavar valley of Luristan, in western central Iran. The name means “hill of Godin” though. Once a lively outpost on the early Mesopotamian trade route, Godin Tepe now sits in ruins in Iran. Controversial archaeological excavations in. Rothman, Mitchell, and Hilary Gopnik, On the High Road: The History of Godin Tepe, Iran (Costa Mesa, CA, Mazda Publishers in association.

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Replies to my comment. I am a university student doing a BA degree in Archaeology.

Gepe page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. After about five kilometers, the hill is to your left.

A late, Islamic shrine c. TAGS godin tepe gowdin tepe young. Mitchell Rothman et al. One of these groups bears two types of coarse ware tempered with coarse grit.

December 15, Last Updated: The Indian Sage who developed Atomic Theory 2, years ago. What is the universe? The Godin beerstone was chemically compared to a modern sample tepf from inside a brew kettle at Dock Street Brewery in Philadelphia and one from an ancient vessel almost certainly used to make barley beer. Where did it come from? The interior criss-cross grooving of the jug is very significant.


This was the earliest evidence of wine production until ; when analysis of residue found on a sherd from a nearby Neolithic village suggested that wine-making was being carried out years earlier than once thought.

These people were apparently nomads from beyond the Zagros who infiltrated and settled in this region of Mesopotamia. Six sublevels are identified stratigraphically and by distinct changes in both painted and plain ceramics. Thus the original site may have covered twenty hectares. I believe that intellectual engagement by advocates from both ends of the spectrum would serve to Godin Tepe archaeological site, Iran.

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Another interesting aspect about Godin Tepe is that beer was being made and drank at the site as early as BC. It was found on an archeological survey in sponsored by the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. Distribution of artifacts found in the Godin Oval.

Privacy Policy Add Comment. Vessels are often decorated with incisions on the outside, but rarely on the inside; usually they were left rough or smoothed off. How old is the Tarot?

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The earliest pottery found was of the painted pottery traditions, including J ware Godin pre-XIand impressed Dalma ware de: There were signs of fire, such as room 22 whose roof was burned. Cuyler-Young suggested the existence of Elamite trading posts at the site during this period, established by merchants from Susa.

Nevertheless, some other Kura-Araxes potsherds were found in yet deeper layers going back to late godkn millennium BCE. One skeleton was found gpdin a collapsed wall; another one, with an arrow in his vertebrae, belonged to someone who died of starvation after he had become paralyzed. Godin was again abandoned during the 6th century BC, perhaps as a result or in anticipation of the expansion of Cyrus the Great godinn.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Repe Policy. The oval stood on the then summit of the mound, the remainder of which was contemporarily occupied by a local Chalcolithic Zagros culture, Godin VI.

The seal impressions show a parallel with Uruk, Susa and other sites in Khuzestan.