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Art rupestre de Houmian, province du Luristan, Iran

Laurence REMACLE, Marylise LEJEUNE, Marcel OTTE, Jalal ADELI & Sirvan MOHAMMADI

fr Anthropozoologica 41 (2) - Pages 13-24

Published on 31 December 2006

This article is a part of the thematic issue Painted and engraved animals: from the form to the sign. Animals in post-Palaeolithic graphic art in the western Mediterranean

Rock art from Houmian, Luristan province, Iran

Presented here are the preliminary results of the 2005 archaeological mission of the University of Liege, on the study of the rock art of the Houmian valley in Luristan (Iran). Some twenty rock-shelters contain mainly painted representations, mostly featuring scenes of hunting wild goats, attributed to the Iron Age and later periods, especially by comparison with the well-known « Luristan bronzes », made in the area at the beginning of the first millennium B.C.

Keywords :

Luristan, rock art, pictographs, petroglyphs, hunting scenes, horsemen, Iron Age, Parthian period, Sassanian period.

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