Godin Tepe is, today, an archaeological site in the Kangavar valley of Luristan, in western central Iran. The name means “hill of Godin” though. Once a lively outpost on the early Mesopotamian trade route, Godin Tepe now sits in ruins in Iran. Controversial archaeological excavations in. Rothman, Mitchell, and Hilary Gopnik, On the High Road: The History of Godin Tepe, Iran (Costa Mesa, CA, Mazda Publishers in association.

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In fact, festivals and celebrations marking the February 9, This article is available in print. More information about text formats. Conical bowls decorated with incised and excised designs are common; the incised designs are occasionally filled with a whitish paste.

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Kasapa was the Godin Tepe, in Iran? – Bronze age towns

Badler The First Wine and Beer: This group of pottery has the same colour range like the coarse ware. Tepe Godin, the deep sounding. At the end of level V there was a clear gap in the fodin sequence.


There was also a kitchen with three ovens and a drain. The decoration is similar in style and technique to the previous coarse wares, but the excised designs are less common. The deeper levels were easier to reach there. Photo of Godin Tepe at the beginning of excavations in The largest gdoin five rows of six columns. The houses were in general well-preserved and contained many artefacts, but objects made of the precious metal were lacking.

Harvey Weiss and T. Godin Tepe was first occupied in BC. After about five kilometers, the hill is to your left. Six sublevels are identified stratigraphically and by distinct changes in both painted and plain ceramics.

One of the important aspects of Godin Tepe is its geographical position. I believe that intellectual engagement by advocates from both goxin of the spectrum would serve to One of these types is characterized by a grey-black burnished surface mostly with contrasting colours in the interior and exterior of the vessels. Another interesting aspect about Godin Tepe is that beer was being made and drank at the site as early as BC.

Today, it is again in use. Various measures have been taken to counter the negative effects, with some providing better results than others. In the upper panel, we see a male and female couple sharing a pot of beer, while in the lower panel, a wine aficionado, who has already drained one goblet, is being offered a refill from a droop-spouted jar.


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According to Mitchell Rothman, at this time, during the Late Chalcolithic 1 period LC 1some substantial trading networks emerged in the area for trade in metals, and in precious or semi-precious stones.

The incised figure to the right is a depiction of a jar of oil, and this tablet was a record of, in total, 33 jars of tee. Cuyler Young Jr, Merchants of Susa: The site today covers approximately fifteen hectares. The Godin beerstone was chemically compared to a modern sample scraped from inside a brew kettle at Dock Street Brewery in Philadelphia and one from an ancient vessel almost certainly used to make barley beer.

The mound rises approximately 32 m above virgin soil. The archaeological evidence support the idea the settlement was abandoned quickly, but in an orderly manner. The surface of the vessels is either burnished or plain. Merenptah palace behind him.