Ghasreshirin, Kermanshah, Iran
|Occupation||Head of the Paleolithic Department|
|Employer||National Museum of Iran|
Fereidoun Biglari is co-founder (with Saman Heydari and Korosh Roustaei) and head of the Paleolithic department in National Museum of Iran which established in 2001. His field of research covers Lower Paleolithic of Iran and western Asia and Middle Paleolithic of Iran in general and Zagros region (Iran and Iraq) in particular. His MA thesis presented a detailed analysis on an Acheulean assemblage discovered on a terrace site called Ganj Par in Sefidrud valley at Gilan in 2003.
He is co-director of a joint archaeological project in collaboration with the laboratory “PACEA” Prehistory and Quaternary Geology Institute (CNRS-University of Bordeaux 1), Bordeaux, France in the Central Zagros and Isfahan regions. He was awarded a doctoral fellowship in 2007, and currently is a PhD candidate at University of Bordeaux 1. He established the Zagros Paleolithic Museum in Kermanshah in collaboration with Kermanshah provincial office of Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization in 2008. The Museum is the first established museum in Iran that devoted to Paleolithic period of Iran.
He has been continuously involved in the research, surveys and excavations of Paleolithic sites in Iran which resulted in many discoveries in both Zagros and the Iranian Central Plateau.
He has published many papers in international journals such as Antiquity (England), Current anthropology (U.S.), Paleorient (France), Near Eastern Archaeology (U.S.), Archaeologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan (Germany), Iranian Journal of Archaeology and History (Iran), Iran (England), Archaeological Reports (Iran), Anthropologie (Czech Republic), and also in some edited books which published in Germany, France, Japan, Mexico, and Iran. Most recently, he co-edited Iran Palaeolithic / Le Paléolithique d’Iran, with Marcel Otte, and Jacques Jaubert, which published in BAR series (S1968) in 2009. Papers published in this volume are from the session Iran Palaeolithic presented at the XV UISPP World Congress, September 2006.
- Trinkaus, E and F. Biglari,2006, Middle Paleolithic Human Remains from Bisitun Cave, Iran, Paleorient: 32.2: 105-1
- Biglari, F. and Shidrang, S.,2006, The Lower Paleolithic Occupation of Iran, Near Eastern Archaeology 69(3–4): 160-168
- Biglari, F.,2007,The Lower and Middle Paleolithic Occupations of Iran: A Brief Review, In Iran, Fragments from Paradise, pp. 31–39, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico City
- Otte, M., F. Biglari, D. Flas, S. Shidrang, N. Zwyns, M. Mashkour, R. Naderi, A. Mohaseb N. Hashemi, J. Darvish, & V. Radu, 2007, The Aurignacian in the Zagros region: new research at Yafteh Cave, Lorestan, Iran, Antiquity 81:82-96
- Biglari F, M. Javeri, M. Mashkour, Y. Yazdi, S. Shidrang, M. Tengberg, and K. Taheri and J. Darvish,2009,Test excavations at the Middle Paleolithic sites of Qaleh Bozi, Southwest of Central Iran, A preliminary report, In: M. Otte, F. Biglari, and J. Jaubert (eds), Iran Palaeolithic. pp. 29–38, Proceedings of the XV World Congress UISPP, Lisbonne, Vol. 28, BAR International Series 1968.
- Biglari, F. and V. Jahani, 2011, The Pleistocene Human Settlement in Gilan, Southwest Caspian Sea: Recent Research, Eurasian Prehistory, 8 (1–2): 3–28.
- Otte,M., F. Biglari, and J. Jaubert (eds),2009, Iran Palaeolithic, Proceedings of the XV World Congress UISPP, Lisbonne, Vol. 28, BAR International Series 1968.
-  Azarnoush, M. and B. Helwing, 2005, Recent Archaeological Research in Iran - Prehistory to Iron Age. Archaeologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan, vol. 37:189-246.