Tehran, Nov 28 : Archeological discoveries, in the form of Stone Age artifacts on the Iranian Plateau, have proven that primitive man once passed through the region millions of years ago.
Artifacts dating back to the Stone Age have been found on these plateaus, helping experts retrace the steps of a tribe of primitive men that lived in the prehistoric period more than 2 million years ago and passed through the region on their way to other countries.
According to Hamed Vahdati, a member of the archeological society at Iran's Cultural Heritage Center, primitive man originally emerged in East Africa, and intelligent man lived more than 90,000 to 100,000 years ago, proof of which has been found in South Africa and Palestine.
The Stone Age artifacts found in Iran are very similar to those found in East Africa.
"Iranian excavation teams are busy dating objects found in the caves where the primitive men once lived, in an effort to learn more about them and the tools they used," said Vahdati.
The Iranian plateau is a geological formation in Southwest Asia, Southern Asia and the Caucasus region.
In spite of being called a plateau, Iran's continental shelf is far from being flat with the Lut Basin east of Kerman, in Central Iran, falling below 300 meters and Damavand, its highest peak, measuring 5610 meters.