Prehistoric Iran
The prehistory of Iran could be divided to Paleolithic, Epipaleolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods as follow:
One of the potential routes for early human migrations toward southern and eas...
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Neanderthal Minibrains Offer Insight Into Our History
Comparing Neanderthal minibrains to those of modern humans can help explain our evolution into the dominant species.
High-Pitched Voice Theory - Neanderthal
Vocal experts examine the first full skeleton of a neanderthal ever to be discovered and uncover insights into the most likely sound our primitive cousins wo...
Ancient DNA From Spain’s ‘Pit Of Bones’ Could Reveal The Origin Of Neanderthals
Few analysis of DNA from a collection of bones found in Spain – the oldest human DNA of its kind ever studied – could help write the history of early humankind. The research, published Monday in the j...
Humans Were Likely Boinking Neanderthals Earlier Than We Thought
The discovery actually says something important about modern humans' migration out of Africa.
Got Allergies? Blame Neanderthals
Ancient immune system genes that humans inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans may help people fight off disease, but may also make them more prone to allergies.
Cataphracts: Armored Warriors and their Horses of War
By the 7th and 8th centuries B.C., the role of the chariot in battle was gradually being replaced by cavalry units in the Near East. Some were armed lightly and were used to harass the enemy from afar...
Human Hunting Weapons May Not Have Caused The Demise Of The Neanderthals
The demise of Neanderthals may have nothing to do with innovative hunting weapons carried by humans from west Asia, according to a new study. The researchers say their findings mean that we may need t...
New Ancient “Mystery Human” Species Identified Shakes Up The Theory Of Evolution
Evolution is something scientists have observed at several different levels in nature, and when it comes to human ancestry, they’ve been able to collect bits and pieces of the giant puzzle that is hum...
Death of Tamerlane
In January the Scourge of God caught a cold. One of history’s most brutal butchers, now perhaps in his seventies, had set out with an army 200,000 strong from Samarqand, his capital, to try conclusion...
Modern humans and Neanderthals: A Mediterranean romance
It was sealed off from humanity for 30,000 years before sewer workers accidentally shattered its high, vaulted ceiling and allowed Israeli searchers to rappel into its dark interior.
Neanderthals: Smarter than we thought?
They've been portrayed as the original nitwits -- stone-age oafs whose limited mental capacity fated them to extinction as wily Homo sapiens entered Europe and out-competed them for precious resourc...
Sassanid Empire
The Sasanian Empire is the second largest Persian Empire which reigned Iran from 224 to 651 CE. The Sasanian dynasty was founded by Ardashir I after defeatin...
Elam
Elam was an ancient civilization located in what is now southwest Iran. Elam was centered in the far west and the southwest of modern-day Iran, stretching fr...
Seleucid Empire
The song is Λιανοτράγουδο - Lianotragoudo from Eleftheria Arvanitaki (ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑ ΑΡΒΑΝΙΤΑΚΗ). After Alexander the Great conquered Northern India, defeating Po...
Achaemenid Empire
The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy...
Archaeological sites in Iran
Some of the prehistoric archaeological sites of Iran are listed below:
Archaeological sites in Iran - Wikipedia
Tappeh Sialk
51°24′17″E / 33.968915°N 51.404738°E / 33.968915; 51.404738 (Sialk)Tepe Sialk (Persian: تپه سیلک‎) is a large ancient archeological site (a tepe or Persian tappe...
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Jiroft culture
A "Jiroft culture" has been postulated as an early Bronze Age (late 3rd millennium BC) archaeological culture, located in what is now Iran's Sistan and Kermān Provinces.The hypothesis is based on a co...
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Shahr-i Sokhta
Shahr-e Sūkhté (Persian: شهر سوخته‎, meaning "[The] Burnt City"), also spelled as Shahr-e Sukhteh and Shahr-i Shōkhta, is an archaeological site of a sizable Bronze Age urban settlement, associa...
Shahr-i Sokhta - Wikipedia
Jiroft civilization
A "Jiroft culture" has been postulated as an early Bronze Age (late 3rd millennium BC) archaeological culture, located in what is now Iran's Sistan and Kermān Provinces.The hypothesis is based on a co...
Jiroft civilization - Wikipedia
Elam
Elam (/ˈiːləm/) was an ancient Pre-Iranic civilization centered in the far west and southwest of what is now modern-day Iran, stretching from the lowlands of what is now Khuzestan and Ilam Province as...
Elam - Wikipedia
Mannaeans
CEThe Mannaeans /məˈniːənz/ (country name usually Mannea; Akkadian: Mannai, possibly Biblical Minni, מנּי) were an ancient people who lived in the territory of present-day northwestern Iran south of ...
Median Empire
The Medes (/miːdz/, Old Persian Māda-, Ancient Greek: Μῆδοι, Hebrew: מָדַי) were an ancient Iranian people who lived in an area known as Media (North-western Iran and south-east Turkey) and who s...
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Achaemenid Empire
The Persian Empire is any of a series of imperial dynasties centered in Persia (now Iran) with boundaries that fluctuated around that core, extending far into regions that would later become Pakistan,...
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Seleucid Empire
CEThe Seleucid Empire (/sɪˈlʲuːsɪd/), was a Hellenistic state ruled by the Seleucid dynasty founded by Seleucus I Nicator following the division of the empire created by Alexander the Great. Seleucus...
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Parthian Empire
The Parthian Empire (/ˈpɑrθiən/; 247 BC – 224 AD), also known as the Arsacid Empire /ˈɑrsəsɪd/, was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Iran. Its latter name comes from A...
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Sassanid Empire
The Sasanian Empire (/səˈsɑːnɪən/ or /səˈseɪnɪən/; also known as Sassanian, Sasanid, Sassanid or Neo-Persian Empire), known to its inhabitants as Ērānshahr and Ērān in Middle Persian, was the...
Sassanid Empire - Wikipedia
Caliphate
A caliphate (Arabic: خِلافة‎ khilāfa) is a form of Islamic government led by a caliph (Arabic: خَليفة‎ khalīfah  pronunciation )—a person considered a political and relig...
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Sultanate
Sultan (/ˈsʌltən/; Arabic: سلطان‎ Sulṭān, [sʊlˈtˤɑːn, solˈtˤɑːn]) is a noble title with several historical meanings. Originally, it was an Arabic language abstract noun meaning "strength", "...
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