Darian Dam Archaeological Salvage Program

Darian Dam was constructed on the Sirwan River between 2009 and 2015. The Dam is located in the Hawrāmān region of Kurdistan and Kermanshah. The Darian Dam Archeological Salvage Program (DDASP) was planned by Iranian Center for Archaeological Research before flooding the reservoir.[1]

A Middle Paleolithic rockshelter site near Hajij village

This archaeological program, under the general direction of Fereidoun Biglari, has conducted several seasons of archaeological surveys and excavations within the area of the reservoir that led to the discovery of a number of important Paleolithic and more later sites.[2] The Main excavated sites were Dārāi Rockshelter (Middle Paleolithic), Kenācheh Cave (Upper Paleolithic), Ruwār tomb (Iron Age), Sar Cham (Chalcolithic and Iron Age), and Barda Mār (19th century). Except for Ruwar sites, all other excavated sites were flooded in 2015-2016.

The results of these salvage excavations were presented at the First National Congress on Archaeology of Hawraman: Archaeological Salvage Excavations at the Darian Dam Reservoir in May 2018 at Kurdistan University.[3]

Excavation at the Upper Paleolithic site of Kenacheh

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  1. ^ "Digs hint 40,000 yrs. of man life in Hawraman". Mehr News Agency. 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  2. ^ "Traces of Iran's Stone Age Hunters Found in Kurdistan - Archaeology Magazine". www.archaeology.org. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  3. ^ first National Conference of Horaman Archeology (2018-05-27). "Explorations in Darian dam successful example of archeology". IRNA English. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
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  • Biglari, F., S. Shidrang et al. (2017) Survey and salvage excavations at the Darian Dam Reservoir, Hawraman, Kurdistan and Kermanshah, Proceedings of the 15th annual archaeological Symposium of Iran, pp. 49–54, Iranian Center for Archaeological Research (ICAR), Research Institute of Cultural Heritage & Tourism (RICHT), Tehran
  • Biglari, F and S. Shidrang (2019) Rescuing the Paleolithic Heritage of Hawraman, Kurdistan, Iranian Zagros, Near Eastern Archaeology 82 (4): 226-235.https://doi.org/10.1086/706536
  • Ghasimi, T,(2019) Ruwar: an Iron Age tomb at Hawraman, Kurdistan, Mehr-e Parseh 16:109-111.
  • Tehrani, N., M. Mashkour, and F. Biglari, 2018. Ethnoarchaeological studies in the Naw village and the Asparez valley, an attempt to identify seasonal migration patterns and environmental exploitation in prehistoric Hawraman, presented in the First National Congress on Archaeology of Hawraman: Archaeological Salvage Excavations at the Darian Dam Reservoir, Ferdosi Hall, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj.