Dam Rescue Excavation Projects of Iran; Emergency Excavation or Restoration!!? - Journal of Research on Archaeometry
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Abedi A. Dam Rescue Excavation Projects of Iran; Emergency Excavation or Restoration!!?. JRA 2017; 2 (2) :91-92
URL: http://jra-tabriziau.ir/article-1-77-en.html
Tabriz Islamic Art University , akbar.abedi@tabriziau.ac.ir
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Since two decades ago with the increase in dam construction projects in Iran, a major part of the ancient and historic sites of the country went under water. As mostly, do not exist desirable and sufficient relationship between Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and other organizations like Ministry of Energy, the budget allocated to the study of ar­chaeological sites behind dams (that will go under water) has been delayed and postponed. The consequences of this situation reveal as fast and emergency rescue excavations that in some cases certainly this haste greatly will reduce the quality of archaeological studies.

From scientific and technical perspective and according to directors of dam excavation projects experience, generally believe that fast and emergency excavation it is not only and surest way to preserve and protect of ancient sites; why, given the little time and lack of adequate funding for dam archaeological projects, of course, excavations excavate only a small parts of the archaeological sites. Archaeological excavation experience carried out in several dams like, Seimareh, Sivand, Got­vand, etc, shows that more than one hundred archaeological sites have been surveyed and intro­duced behind the dams and only a handful of them were excavated in one or two seasons, which is only includes less than 10% of the sites and this method cannot be a good strategy for carrying out research projects. Using the boat for going to the sites for excavation, as well as other serious problems in this regard should be add to emergency excavation projects problems...

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Accepted: 2017/03/17 | Published: 2017/08/2 | ePublished: 2017/08/2

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