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date: 25 August 2019

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The emphasis in this chapter is on archaeological evidence from excavated sites in Kerman, Hormuzgan and Sistan-Baluchistan. Ceramic, glyptic and other evidence from major excavations undertaken at Tepe Yahya, Tal-e Iblis, Bampur and Shahr-e Sokhta before 1979 is reviewed. Particular stress is placed upon recent Iranian excavations at Konar Sandal South and North and Mahtoutabad cemetery in the Jiroft region of southeastern Iran. Glyptic parallels with Mesopotamia and the production and diffusion of carved chlorite vessels are discussed.

Keywords: Kerman, Hormuzgan, Sistan-Baluchistan, Tepe Yahya, Tal-e Iblis, Jiroft, Bampur, Shahr-e Sokhta, Konar Sandal, Mahtoutabad, chlorite, glyptic

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