Kelar Mound

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Kelar Mound or Kelar Tappeh is an Neolithic archaeological site in Mazandaran Province, Iran. It lies on the Kelardasht plain in the Alborz Mountains. The 10-meter high mound covers an area of 6,000 hectares.[1] Studies of the carbon-14 remains (coal and bone) have dated the site to 6,000 before present. A cylinder seal recovered at the site depicts a man and a goat.[2]


  1. ^ Black, Gray Pottery Under Study, Iran Daily, August 9, 2008
  2. ^ Ancient Cylinder Seal Unearthed in Northern Iran , Cultural Heritage News Agency, March 5, 2009