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The first possible evidence of the Aceramic Neolithic in the Iranian Central Plateau

  • Mohammad Esmaeil Esmaeili Jelodar (a1)
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Salvage excavations in Tehran have provided a small lithic assemblage of probable Aceramic Neolithic date. This may offer the earliest evidence for the spread of Neolithic culture across the vast Iranian Central Plateau.

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