The proto-Elamite Tablets from Tape Sofalin

Document Type : Research Paper


1 University of Oxford, UK

2 Department of Archaeology, Art University of Isfehan, Iran.

3 Department of Archaeology, Islamic Azad University, Varamin-Pishwa Branch, Iran


Twelve proto-Elamite tablets and fragments were found during the 2006-07 excavation at Tape Sofalin in the northern
Central Iranian Plateau. The form and content of these tablets is entirely consistent with that of the standard and late proto-
Elamite tablets from Susa, except TSF 11, which we date to the Susa II/GodinV Period. Although all of the inscribed
objects from Tape Sofalin published here are very fragmentary, they document the existence of a developed administration