(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Irrigation on the Tehran Plain, Iran : Tepe Pardis - The site of a possible Neolithic irrigation feature ?

published at : Developments in International Geoarchaeology. Special Issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GILLMORE G.K. (1) ; CONINGHAM R.A.E. (2) ; FAZELI H. (3) ; YOUNG R.L. (4) ; MAGSHOUDI M. (5) ; BATT C.M. (6) ; RUSHWORTH G. (6) ;
(1) Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research (CEESR), School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Univ., Kingston, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dep. of Archaeology, Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Iranian Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organisation, Téhéran, IRAN, REPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE D'
(4) Dep. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Univ., Leicester, ROYAUME-UNI
(5) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Téhéran, IRAN, REPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE D'
(6) Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Bradford, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper presents direct evidence in the form of a triangular cross-section channel (1 m in width 0.24 m in depth), for Late Neolithic artificial water management on the Tehran Plain. The antiquity of this channel is supported by dating directly above and below by C 14, associated ceramic sherds and correlation with Late Neolithic levels. The nature and function of this channel is evaluated through comparisons with natural channels (ancient and modern) together with evidence from palynology and sedimentology. It is here interpreted as a silted-up artificial canal with infill-deposits that indicate periods of shallow relatively quiet flow, periods of drying-out and occasional episodes of greater flow. The AA. suggest that it may well represent the earliest example of artificial water management in Iran


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 78, no 3 [pp. 285-300]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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