"Due to the form, figure and size of the discovered remains of the horse, we now have the oldest evidence for Caspian horse ancestry at hand," Ali Mahforuzi, the director of the archaeological team in Gohar Tappeh, told CAIS.
"We have to continue our research until we reach the virgin soil in order to establish the oldest human occupation of the site," he added. "It seems the excavation is gradually moving past the cemetery (where the horse remains were found), and into an industrial level since we found a clay-kiln in 2006. We are hoping that we will have more information about the industrial section of the site too by next year."
He concluded that "obtaining information from Gohar Tappeh helps us to understand the site's cultural settings and its link to other cultures in the region during pre-historic times."