11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

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Workshop Ascalone/Sajjadi

New and Old Multidisciplinary Researches at Shahr-i Sokhta in a Historical Perspective

Organizers: Enrico Ascalone (University of Göttingen) / Mansur Sajjadi (Iranian Center for Archaeological Research)


The workshop explores the economical and societal transformations in eastern Iran from the end of IV to the beginning of the II millennium BC using a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to the new and old Shahr-i Sokhta excavations (Sistan-va-Baluchistan, Eastern Iran). The discoveries made by the historical Iranian expedition since 1997 and the new multidisciplinary project started in 2017 at Shahr-i Sokhta will be the subject of the workshop mainly focused to update our knowledge on the Bronze Age Iran. In details, the archaeological data will be corroborated by preliminary archaeometric and laboratory analysis, bio-archaeological and palaeo-environmental studies, settlement researches, geo-magnetic surveys, petrographic and paleoparasitological studies in a wider historical perspective focused to the investigation of social and economic processes at Shahr-i Sokhta from its formation to the collapse (ca. 3200-1800 BC).


Enrico Ascalone (University of Göttingen)
Iraj Beheshti (Iranian Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics)
Giuseppe Ceraudo (University of Salento)
Silvia Festuccia (University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples)
Mahsasadat Makki (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
Claudia Minniti (University of Salento)
Kourosh Mohammadkhani (University of Shahid Beheshti)
Gholamreza Molwavi (School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
Hossein Moradi (University of Tehran)
Marzam Ramezani (Iranian Center for Archaeological Research)
Seyyed Mansur Seyyed Sajjadi (Iranian Center for Archaeological Research)
Tobyas Scholz (University of Göttingen)
Hossein Sarhaddi Dadian (University of Zabol)
Abdolkarim Shadmehr (Iranian Center for Archaeological Research)


9:00 S.M.S. Sajjadi: Summaries of Sixteen Archaeological Campaigns at Shahr-i Sokhta (1997-2016) and the New Archaeological Investigations in 2017
9:30 E. Ascalone: Results of Excavation and Researches in 2017 Season in Area 33 at Shahr-i Sokhta
10:00 H. Moradi/S.M.S. Sajjadi: Revising Shahr-i Sokhta Period IV10:30 I. Beheshti/S.M.S. Sajjadi (Y. Sedghi/E. Ameri): Study of Semi-precious Stone in South East Iran. The Case Study of Shahr-e Sukhteh
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 S. Festuccia: Alabaster Vessels from Building 33: Typology and Petrographic Analysis
12:00 C. Minniti: Preliminary Results from the Study of Animal Remains at Shahr-i Sokta: New Researches
12:30 F. Ramezani/S.M.S. Sajjadi (M. Tavallaei/A. Mohammadi/M. Naderi): Capacity of Genetics Studies in Shahr-i Sokhta Skeletal Remains, 3th Millennium BC
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 G. Molwavi/M. Makki/S.M.S. Sajjadi, The Status of Human and Animal Parasitic Infections in the Shahr-e Sukhteh Archeological Site (3200-1800 BC): First Phase of Study
14:30 G. Ceraudo (V. Ferrari, P. Guacci, R. Montanaro): Remote and Proximal Sensing at Shahr-e Sokhta. Interim Report
15:00 K. Mohammadkhani: Geo-magnetic survey at Shahr-i Sokhta
15:30 T. Scholz: Geo-magnetic survey at Shahr-i Sokhta in 2017 Season.
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 H. Sarhaddi Dadian/A. Shadmehr: New Data-Base Management System in Shahr-i Sokhta