Sites & cities that bear the name of Chogha Bonut

Chogha Bonut

Today in : Iran (Islamic Republic of)
First trace of activity : ca. 7,200 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 4,000 B.C.E

Description : Chogha Bonut (Persian Choghā bonut) is an archaeological site in south-western Iran, located in the Khuzistan Province. It is believed that the site was settled as early as 7200 BCE, making it the oldest lowland village in south-western Iran.This settlement on the Susiana Plain played a big role in the early Elam civilization. Later, this area became dominated by Susa. The site is important because it preserves a record of preceramic period settlement in Iran. Five phases of occupation are documented at the site: the Aceramic phase, the Formative Ceramic phase, the Archaic Susiana 0 phase (includes the Early Susiana period, ca. 5900 BCE), the Late Middle Susiana phase (ca. 5200 BCE) the Late Susiana 2 phase. (ca. 4400-4000 BCE)

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