Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016, Page: 26-30
Studying the Petroglyphs of Dash Ancient Complex; Meshgin Shahr, Northwest of Iran (Azerbaijan)
Mohammad Mirzaei, Department of Archaeology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran
Ali Karimi Kiya, Department of Archaeology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Nasrin Alizadeh, Department of Art, Islamic Azad University of Ramsar, Ramsar, Iran
Siyavash Abdollahi, Department of Archaeology, University of Mohaghegh Ardebili, Ardebil, Iran
Vahid Ebrahimi, Department of Archaeology, Islamic Azad University of Miyaneh, Miyaneh, Iran
Received: May 17, 2016;       Accepted: May 30, 2016;       Published: Jun. 13, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ija.20160403.11      View  3258      Downloads  102
Rock reliefs and petroglyphs as a worldwide art date back to earliest centuries of human history, and are the most basic form of art for human being to express their emotions and observations. Most of the mountainous regions in Iran are embedding petroglyphs related to nomadic life and pastoralism. Dash complex is located on northwest of Iran, on the basin of Qarasu River in Meshgin Shahr county, its motifs are mostly about subsistence of the habitant and we hope to achieve evidences regarding the livelihood of the primary residents of this region. Other sites on the Basin of Qarasu River such as Shahar Yeri, Mashiran, Sheikh Medi and Deveh Deresi are also containing similar and related petroglyphs. Studying “Dash complex” petroglyphs is conducted based on filed surveys and library researches; the petroglyphs are divided into three categories of human, animal and geometric motifs and their connection and association with environmental and livelihood background of the region is subject of the present study analysis.
Northwest of Iran, Meshgin Shahr, Qarasu River, Petroglyph, Dash Complex
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Mohammad Mirzaei, Ali Karimi Kiya, Nasrin Alizadeh, Siyavash Abdollahi, Vahid Ebrahimi, Studying the Petroglyphs of Dash Ancient Complex; Meshgin Shahr, Northwest of Iran (Azerbaijan), International Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 26-30. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20160403.11
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