International Journal of Archaeology

Special Issue

Archeology of Iran

  • Submission Deadline: Sep. 30, 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Yaghoub Mohammadifar
About This Special Issue
In studying the human past, the country of Iran has good claim to host some of the most significant developments anywhere on the planet. The archaeology of Iran thus provides a uniquely rich complex of research arenas within which to approach significant episodes of the human past. The course covers the archaeology of Iran, in all its periods from early prehistoric to late Islamic, with active field and laboratory researches around the Iran.


1. To provide an introduction to the archaeology of Iran
2. To provide result of Archeological Excavations
3. To provide result of Archeological Surveys
4. To consider the nature and interpretation of archaeological and textual sources in approaching the archaeology of Iran


1. Archaeology
2. Archaeozoology
3. Archaeobotany
4. Archaeometallurgy
5. Archaeopathology
6. Archaeometry
7. Geoarchaeology
8. Palaeoanthropology
9. Material Analysis
Lead Guest Editor
  • Yaghoub Mohammadifar

    Department of Archaeology, Bu- Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

Guest Editors
  • Esmail Hemati Azandaryani

    Department of Archeology, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran

Published Articles
  • Recent Rock Art Finds from North of Kavar in Fars, Iran

    Taher Ghasimi , Parsa Ghasemi , Arman Vafaei , Ebrahim Ghezelbash

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6-1, November 2016
    Pages: 8-21
    Received: Apr. 15, 2016
    Published: Sep. 03, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ija.s.2016040601.12
    Abstract: An archaeological survey of Tasouj district, Kavar County in eastern Fars province was conducted by Parsa Ghasemi in March 2012. The survey resulted in the identification of 34 archaeological sites. Two sites – a cave and a rock shelter named Pir-Barreh – contained rock paintings. The two sites are located 10km north of Kavar, about 1km northeast o... Show More
  • Introduction and Preliminary Assessment of Cist Tombs in Gahvāre District, Kermanshah Province, Western Iran

    Samer Nazari , Marzieh Sha'rbaf , Shahram Parseh , Ali Asghar Salahshoor

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6-1, November 2016
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Mar. 08, 2016
    Accepted: May 25, 2016
    Published: Jun. 21, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ija.s.2016040601.11
    Abstract: In summer 2015, during the preliminary survey to identify the tombs of Gahvāre district, about ten cemeteries were recorded including Mar Khāmūsh, Gawraǰūb, Berya Khāni, Safar Shāh, and Chenār. Structurally the tombs of these cemeteries have similar features. In their constructions, large stone slabs had been used in four sides. After putting the d... Show More