Introduction to Newly Discovered Petroglyphs with Animal Motifs During
an Archaeological Survey in Southern Regions of Fars (the Beyram Plain) Cover Image

معرفی سنگ¬نگاره¬های نویافته با نقوش حیوانی در بررسی باستان-شناختیمنطقه¬ی فارس جنوبی
Introduction to Newly Discovered Petroglyphs with Animal Motifs During an Archaeological Survey in Southern Regions of Fars (the Beyram Plain)

Author(s): Ahmad SARKHOSH, Samer NAZARI, Marzieh SHA'RBAF
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history, Ancient World
Published by: Instytut Historii i Stosunków Międzynarodowych UPH
Keywords: Archaeological Survey; Ethnography; Southern Fars; Petroglyph; Animal Motifs

Summary/Abstract: The rock art has particular position in anthropological and archaeological studies.Analysis of these motifs plays a significant role in understanding culture, beliefs, socialrelations and other aspects of daily life. Creation of petroglyphs has a long history in Iranand are widespread in most parts of the country. The area of study in this essay is Beyramplain which is located in Larestan city in the southern part of Fars province. Duringarchaeological systematic survey in this area, some petroglyphs with various animal motifswere detected and recorded, that can be considered as a part of art and memorials ofresidents in this settlements. The relative chronology of these motifs is based on analogy andcomparative studies with obtained samples from adjacent areas. This research has beenperformed through both field study and library method. It used the descriptive-analyticalmethods in order to present, describe, design and compare the newly discovered petroglyphsat Beyram plain. In order to have a detailed analysis of the motifs, ethnographic studies andtalking with shepherds and natives were done. And based on these studies, a possiblefunction will be suggested for these kinds of motifs.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 15-30
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Persian