Sites & cities that bear the name of Tureng Tepe

Tureng Tepe

Today in : Iran (Islamic Republic of)
First trace of activity : ca. 6,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 13th century C.E
Recorded names : Turang Tappe, تورنگ تپه, Turang Tappeh

Description : Tureng Tepe (Persian: تورنگ تپه‎, "Hill of the Pheasants") (alternatively spelled in English as Turang Tappe/Tape/Tappa/Tappeh) is a Neolithic and Chalcolithic archaeological site in northeastern Iran, in the Gorgan plain, approximately 17 km northeast of the town of Gorgan. Nearby is a village of Turang Tappeh. Neolithic and Chalcolithic : Tureng IA (Neolithic period - these layers are assumed to lie below the water table. From this horizon occur Djeitun-like sherds, incorporated in bricks made in later periods) Tureng IB (Late Neolithic period - again presumably below the water table) Tureng IIA (Early Chalcolithic period) Bronze Age : Tureng IIB (ca. 3100–2600 BC) Tureng III A / B (ca. 2600–2100 BC). To this period belongs an enormous, mud-bricks high terrace, constructed in the center of the settlement and representing perhaps the earliest example of monumental architecture in this region. Tureng III C (about 2100 -? BC) Iron Age : Tureng IV A (Iron Age, possibly 7th century BC) Tureng IV B Iron Age, possibly 6th century BC) Tureng VA (2nd century BC) Historical time : Tureng VB (1st century BC) Tureng VC / D (1st–2nd century AD) Tureng VI A Sasanian empire(3rd–5th century AD) Tureng VI B end of the Sasanian empire (possibly 6th - 7th centuries) Tureng VII A / B Islamic occupation at the top of Mound A(10th–11th century AD) Tureng VIII some Islamic remains located in the south-west part of the site (possibly 13th century AD) During the Bronze Age, Tureng Tepe was likely a thriving settlement.

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