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.

Author: Vosar Yolmaran
Country: Finland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Art
Published (Last): 28 November 2018
Pages: 283
PDF File Size: 4.31 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.87 Mb
ISBN: 495-6-93290-602-5
Downloads: 86603
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vukora

Distribution of artifacts found in the Godin Oval.

This type of coarse ware was used for producing bowls entirely. At the end of level V there was a clear gap godjn the settlement sequence.

Encyclopædia Iranica

A test sounding was made inand large scale excavations were conducted ttepe the summers of,andsponsored by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Today, it is again in use. It has been suggested that this area was once occupied by Sumerian or Elamite traders.

In the first quarter of the first millennium, nomadic cattle-herders speaking an Indo-Iranian language infiltrated the Gdoin and settled among the native population. Others dipped their straws in through the hole at the top of the jug, but he had a special hole for threading his drinking tube down into the brew.


The site was already inhabited as early as c.

Godin Tepe

Exposed over an average of m2 it is an uninterrupted tdpe for some 11 m of Bronze Age occupation. During the campaign, level V was excavated through a deep cut from the citadel. Where did it come from? Vessels are often decorated with incisions on the outside, but rarely on the inside; usually they were left rough or smoothed off.

Catering to Trade: Hospitality in the Ancient Iranian Site of Godin Tepe | Ancient Origins

By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries godij questions mysterious happenings. Many varieties of beer were made and enjoyed: Retrieved from ” https: The archaeological evidence support the idea the settlement was abandoned quickly, but in an orderly manner. Godin Tepe rises 32 meters ft. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Tspe Policy.

Notify me when new comments are posted.

Another interesting aspect about Godin Tepe is that beer was being made and drank at the site as early as BC. Do we create the universe, or does it create us? Tep Indian Sage who developed Atomic Theory 2, years ago.

Desertification is a serious problem facing numerous countries in the world today.


Kasapa was the Godin Tepe, in Iran? – Bronze age towns

Views Read Edit View history. One of the important aspects of Godin Tepe is hodin geographical position. This detail is based on the analysis of residue found on the interior of a jar unearthed at the site.

The interior criss-cross grooving of the jug is very significant. It was found on an archeological survey in sponsored by the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.

Nonetheless, the presence of alcohol and a wide range of archeological goods at the site supports tfpe idea that Godin Tepe was likely seen as a hotspot for ancient traders to relax and unwind as well as make some money. I am a university student doing a BA degree in Archaeology. The circular imprints stood for tens and the wedges for units. As a result, Godin Tepe was able to flourish as a trade center.

Traces of wine and beer found in ceramics dated to c. Eit may well have been occupied into Achaemenid times, around B. Do not Underestimate the Etruscans: