عنوان مقاله [English]
The petroglyphs are of particular importance for the study of art history, archeology and anthropology, and are the most documented in the presentation of the concepts of social archaeology. These types of motifs are from the earliest historical and artistic works left by man, many examples of which are scattered in different parts of Iran. In the course of an archaeological survey in the spring and summer of 2016, several collections of petroglyph (carvings and cupolas) were identified at intervals less than 20 kilometers from Boroujerd city. These works are located mainly in mountainous regions. These have a number of motifs and subjects, including human designs (archer, rider, and others), animal designs (Ibexes, deers, dogs, etc.), geometric patterns, symbolic and cupoals). All of the studied motifs were carved on isolated rocks and located in open area and in different sizes, both individual and subject. Most of the detected motifs in Boroujerd have been created by the method of knocking, carving, or scratching on the surface of the boards. Due to the amount of weathering and their kind of creation, The designs of this complex seem to be related to different periods, and because of the lake of laboratory studies in Iran, they cannot be considered a definite date for these works. According to the studies, it can be said that the designs of this collection are quantitatively and qualitatively of the petroglyph of different regions of Iran, especially western Iran (Azandaran of Malayer, Args of Malayer, Darreh Divein and Darreh Dostali of Hamedan) and center of Iran (Timareh and) and even beyond the current boundaries of Iran can be compared. The authors of this paper first describe petroglyph of the study area and then analyze them.
and center of Iran (Timareh and) and even beyond the current boundaries of Iran can be compared. The authors of this paper first describe petroglyph of the study area and then analyze them.