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ID: 6005886
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/6005886

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tepe Hisar (deserted settlement)  Tepe Hisar (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 09 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.1500  decimal degrees
Long: 054 21 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 54.3500  decimal degrees

Note: Located SE of Damghan. It is a site with many celebrated Sassanian ruins and early sophisticated metal products. It was an early trade center. The site was continuously inhabited from about 3900 BCE to about 1900 BCE. The long habitation sequence has provided valuable evidence for the development of prehistoric pottery and metallurgy in northern Iran. To the southwest of the main mound, a large Sasanian palace was also uncovered.

Names:
Tepe Hisar (preferred,C,V)
Tepe Hissar (C,V)
Tappa Ḥiṣār (C,V)
Tappeh Ḥeṣār (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Īrān (nation)  ........  Īrān (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Semnān (province)  ............  Semnān (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Tepe Hisar (deserted settlement)  ................  Tepe Hisar (deserted settlement) (P)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)  ............  habitation dates from the 4th millennium BCE
archaeological site (C)  ............  1931/1932 by the University of Pennsylvania; 1956 by the University of Tokyo
inhabited place (H)
trade center (H)

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Dāmghān .......... (inhabited place)
..............................  (World, Asia, Īrān, Semnān) [7002112]

Sources and Contributors:
Tappa Ḥiṣār..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Accessed 05/21/2002.
Tappeh Ḥeṣār..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 11:555
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Accessed 05/21/2002.
Tepe Hisar..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 357
Tepe Hissar..........  [VP]
.......................  Matheson, Persia Archaeological (1972) 193
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 11:555
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Accessed 05/21/2002.
..................  Matheson, Persia Archaeological (1972) 193
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 357
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)

 

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