Upper Paleolithic Era (c. 50,000-12,000 years ago)

Neolithic Era (c. 10,200 to 4500-2000 BCE)

       Persian Gulf in pre-History

       Ancient Tehran, Qom and Rayy Regions

        Central Iran: Sialk

        West-Central Iran

        Northwest Iran

        Northeast Iran

        Southeast Iran: Shahr-e Sookhteh (Burnt City)

        Southeast Iran: Jiroft and Kerman Province

        Southwest Iran

Bronze Age (c.3300-1200 BCE)

        Northwest Iran

Elam

      Texts & Language

The Medes