Godin Tepe, Iran: Plant Remains from Period V, the Late Fourth Millennium B.C.
Plant remains from the Citadel Mound at Godin Tepe that date to the late 4th millennium B.C. were analyzed. The main crops represented are: lentil (Lens culinaris), bread/hard wheat (Triticum aestivum or T. durum), emmer (T. dicoccum) and barley (Hordeum vulgare), at least some of which is the 6-row type. Comparisons with contemporary sites in Turkey and Iran give some support to the view of the excavators that the residents of the Citadel Mound may well have come from the lowlands.