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Structure and Architecture of Graves in South East Iran: Ethnic Diversity and Migration in the 3rd Millennium BCE

Hossein Sarhaddi-Dadian, Hossein Moradi, Rouhollah Shirazi, Zuliskandar Ramli

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The present paper intends to analyse ancient local society, as a result of
migration and cultural communication between various ethnic groups throughout
the eastern part of the Iranian Plateau. Based on the results of excavations in
the cemetery of Shahr-i Sokhta, offerings, tools and skeletons were examined.
The alignment and positioning of the buried bodies changed over the centuries as
a consequence of people with different ethnic backgrounds migrating to the site
along the commercial routes connecting Central Asia in the north with
Baluchistan and the coastal regions of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, as
well as between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. The study suggests at least
five different geographical origins of Shahr-i Sokhta's inhabitants in the third


本篇文章以伊朗東南部「被焚之城」 وخته شهرس 遺址墓地為例調查長途商業交 流對伊朗中央高原東部之文化勢力。所出土的骨骼以及喪禮祭品明顯標示移民
對史前地方社會的影響。經過食品、工具和祭品的分析,考古隊不但會逐步分 析埋葬人員的社會位置和行業但是也闡明他們的精神信仰。筆者發現屍體的定
位和姿勢變化表示屬於史前俾路支斯坦、波斯海灣、阿富汗、阿拉伯半島、美 索不達米亞以及印度河谷不同文明而來之工藝家的影響和信仰。

دانئكاه زابل / University of Zabol

قتاباد دانئكاه / University of Gonabad

دانشگاه سيستان و بلوچستان University of Sistan and Baluchestan

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia / National University of Malaysia (Kuala

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