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5,000-year-old pottery kilns found in Iran

An archaeological dig at Yalda Hill in the Iranian province of Sistan has unearthed 5,000-year-old kilns with a capacity for the surplus production of ceramics.

5,000-year-old pottery kilns found in Iran
Excavations at Yalda Hill in Sistan, Iran 
[Credit: Payvand News]
Local news sources reported that the archeological team consisted of 25 archaeology graduates headed by Hosseinali Kavosh, supervisor of the fourth season of archaeological excavations from Zabol University.

Kavosh stated that the discovery of the kilns indicates that the settlers of the hill had the capacity to produce ceramics beyond their own needs and perhaps exported them to other settlements.

He added that in addition to the kiln, they have uncovered five architectural spaces, unique human and animal statuettes, seals, woven mats and counting tools.

Sistan-Baluchsitan in southeastern Iran has been the site of several ancient archaeological discoveries.

Source: Payvand Iran News [April 15, 2016]

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