Survey and Excavation at the Jowšātū Fort (Šāhīndezh, West Āzerbāyjān, Northwest Iran)
(ندگان)پدیدآورMollazadeh, kazemBinandeh, Ali
The southern Lake Urmia Basin witnessed significant political, military, cultural, and artistic transformations in thefirst millennium BC. The region was an integral part of Manna right from the formation of the kingdom. Assyrianrecords contain allusions to some important and central Mannean fortresses. Jowšātū fort perches on an isolatedmountain next to Šāhīndezh in southwestern West Āzerbāyjān Province. The fort covers a total area of about 13hectares, and includes architectural remains visible on the surface as a defensive wall system of two outer and innercircumvallations constructed in a unique style in a strategic location. The attested surface pottery and architecturesupport a date in the Iron III. Architectural and pottery evidence suggests two construction phases belonging toa single period. Occupation at the site apparently continued into the Achaemenid period as is evidenced by thepresence of a pottery flask.
کلید واژگانArchaeology of Northwest Iran
Iron Age III
ناشرUniversity of Sistan and Baluchestan
سازمان پدید آورندهDepartment of Archaeology, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran.
Archaeology department Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran