TEHRAN (FNA)- Archeologists excavating Iran’s Sheikhi Abad mound in Kermanshah Province believe the site was home to the earliest human settlers.
Conducting the first pre-Neolithic study during the past fifty years, Iranian and British archeologists found that the mound dates back to nine to ten thousand years ago.
According to a press tv report, archeologists found a room, which they believe might have been a sacred place, along with the skulls of four wild rams at the end of the room.
The team also found a number of caves, which used to accommodate cave dwellers before they moved to Sheikhi Abad mound.
The team also found some seeds and a red deer antler, which is unique among the archeological finds of western Iran.
“Sheikhi Abad mound can be a good source of information about the process of food production and animal husbandry during Paleolithic and Neolithic periods,” said Iranian director of Sheikhi Abad archeology team, Yaqoub Mohammadifar.