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Arts 2015, 4(2), 61-67; doi:10.3390/arts4020061

Discovering New Rock Paintings at Shmsali and Gorgali Rock Shelters in Kohgiluye and Bouier Ahmad Province, Southern Iran

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Department of archaeology, University of Bu-Ali Sina, Khaje Rashid Sq., 43 Hamedan, Iran
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Department of Archaeology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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Department of archaeology, University of Bu-Ali Sina, Hamedan, Iran
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Department of Archaeology, University of Mohaghegh-e Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
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Academic Editor: Robert G. Bednarik
Received: 21 December 2014 / Revised: 25 March 2015 / Accepted: 27 March 2015 / Published: 20 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Collection World Rock Art)
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Abstract

The Shamsali and Gorgali rock shelters were discovered during an archaeological survey in 2009 at Kohgiluye Bouier Ahmad province, west of Iran. In total, 50 paintings occur at both rock shelters; 21 at Shamsali, and 29 remains at Gorgali rock shelter. The paintings consist of “ibex”, “Predators”, and “riders” in red and black. They are depicted stylistically in singular or plural subjects in profile. In addition, the most numerous images in the Shamsali and Gorgali rock shelters represent “ibex”, comparable with a large numbers of such motifs identified in other regions of Iran. There is no certainty in attributed dates, because we are lacking absolute dating methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: Iran; Kohgiluye Bouier Ahmad; Shamsali; Gorgali; rock painting Iran; Kohgiluye Bouier Ahmad; Shamsali; Gorgali; rock painting
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Azandaryani, E.H.; Qolami, H.; MohammadiFar, Y.; Razmposh, A. Discovering New Rock Paintings at Shmsali and Gorgali Rock Shelters in Kohgiluye and Bouier Ahmad Province, Southern Iran. Arts 2015, 4, 61-67.

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