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.

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Rothman, “On the High Road: Mitchell Rothman et al.

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The Indian Sage who developed Atomic Theory 2, years ago. After about five kilometers, the hill is to your left. Six sublevels are identified stratigraphically and by distinct changes in godon painted and plain ceramics.

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At the end of level V there was a clear gap in the settlement sequence. The inhabitants of the KUR Ma-da-a “the land of the Medes ” were divided into several smaller clans, and although the Assyrian kings were able to subdue some of them, they never conquered all of Media. Photo by Alison Dunlap.


This type of coarse ware was used for producing bowls entirely. One of the ttepe found at the site. Another interesting aspect about Godin Tepe is that beer was being made and drank at the site as early as BC.

Photograph courtesy of British Museum, length 4. Tracking the Uruk in the Near East, edited by J. Once a lively outpost on the early Mesopotamian trade route, Godin Tepe now sits in ruins in Iran. Even the upper class there would normally have drunk beer.

The excavations at Godin Tepe revealed that the site consisted of 11 distinct cultural phases. During that time, it was a Sumerian settlement which consisted of a village and a fortress. Eit may well have been occupied into Achaemenid times, around B. Nonetheless, the presence of alcohol and a wide range of archeological goods at the site supports the idea that Godin Tepe was likely seen as a hotspot for ancient traders to relax and unwind as well as make some money. During the campaign, level V was excavated through a deep cut from the citadel.

This page was last edited on 7 Septemberat Levine, Excavations at Godin Tepe.


Art and Culture of their Own. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. The earliest chemically confirmed barley beer to date was discovered at Godin Tepe in the central Zagros Mountains goein Iran, ca. The site today covers approximately fifteen hectares.

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A Cultural History of Alcohol. The second type of coarse ware is lighter in colour, often tan or pinkish buff.

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There was also a kitchen with three ovens and a godij. The private part of the palace contained magazines with a second story for living quarters and a kitchen. Nevertheless, some other Kura-Araxes potsherds were found in yet deeper layers going back to late fourth millennium BCE.