PDFs of most papers are freely available for download


Manca, L., Mashkour, M., Shidrang, S., Averbouh, A., Biglari, F. (2018) Bone, shell tools and ornaments from the Epipalaeolithic site of Ali Tappeh, East of Alborz Range, Iran, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 21:137-157

Biglari, F., and S. Shidrang (2018) Het Paleolithicum, De vroege bewoning in Iran, in: V.T. van Vilsteren en J. Nokandeh (eds.), Iran – Bakermat van de beschaving, Pp.20-27, WBOOKS / Drents Museum / National Museum of Iran.

Barge,O., H. Azizi Kharanaghi, F. Biglari, B. Moradi, M. Mashkour, M. Tengberg, C. Chataigner (2018). Diffusion of Anatolian and Caucasian obsidian in the Zagros Mountains and the highlands of Iran: Elements of explanation in'least cost path'models. Quaternary International, 467, 297-322. link


 Shidrang, S., F. Biglari, J-G. Bordes, and J. Jaubert. (2016) Continuity and change in the Late Pleistocene lithic industries of the Central Zagros: a typo-technological analysis of lithic assemblages from Ghar-e Khar Cave, Bisotun, Iran. Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia 44/1: 27–38 pdf

Biglari, F., and S. Shidrang (2016) New Evidence of Paleolithic Occupation in the Western Zagros foothills, in The Archaeology of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Adjacent Regions, Edited by Konstantinos Kopanias and John MacGinnis, pp. 29-38, Archaeopress. pdf

Broushaki F, Thomas MG, Link V, López S, van Dorp L, Kirsanow K, Hofmanová Z, Diekmann Y, Cassidy LM, Díez-del-Molino D, Kousathanas A, Sell C, Robson HK, Martiniano R, Blöcher J, Scheu A, Kreutzer S, Bollongino R, Bobo D, Davoudi H, Munoz O, Currat M, Abdi K, Biglari F, Craig OE, Bradley DG, Shennan S, Veeramah KR, Mashkour M, Wegmann D, Hellenthal G, Burger J (2016). Early Neolithic genomes from the eastern Fertile Crescent, Science 14 Jul 2016: DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7943. pdf


Biglari, F., V. Jahani, M. Mashkour, and S. Amini, 2014, Test Excavations at the Lower Paleolithic Site of Darband Cave,  Roudbar,  Gilan Province, 2012, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Symposium on the Iranian

Archaeology, pp. 101-104, Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, Tehran (in Persian)


Claud, E., F. Biglari, and J. Jaubert, 2012, Preliminary use-wear analysis of several Middle Paleolithic points from Qaleh Bozi 3 rockshelter, Central Iran, Iranian Archaeology, Vol.3: 7-13. pdf

Biglari, F., 2012, A Reconsideration of the Purported Epipaleolithic Assemblage of Qaleh Asgar, Alborz Mountains, Iranian Archaeology, Vol.3: 46. pdf

Biglari, F., 2012, The Development of the Paleolithic Archaeology in Iran; a Review, in Eighty years of Iranian Archaeology, Edited by Yousef Hassanzadeh and Sima Miri, Pp. 7-48, Pazineh Publication, National Museum of Iran and  Iranian Center for  Archaeological Research, Tehran (In Persian with English abstract). pdf

Mashkour, M., F. Biglari, N. Ghafoori et al., (2012), The Osteoarchaeological Project of the National Museum of Iran: An Interim Report, Iranian Archaeology, Vol.3:72-76. pdf


Biglari, F., V. Jahani, 2011, The Pleistocene Human Settlement in Gilan, Southwest Caspian Sea: Recent 

Research, Eurasian Prehistory  8 (1-2): 3-28. pdf   

Djamali, M., F. Biglari, K. Abdi, V. Andrieu-Ponel, J-L. de Beaulieu, M. Mashkour  and Ph. Ponel, 2011, Pollen analysis of coprolites from a late Pleistocene-Holocene cave deposit (Wezmeh Cave, west Iran): insights into the late Pleistocene and late Holocene vegetation and flora of the central Zagros Mountains, Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 38, Issue 12, Pp. 3394–3401. pdf

Biglari, F., and S. Shidrang 2011, The Upper Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic Occupation of the Western Zagros foothills: New Evidence from Sar Qaleh-e Bāwaisi (Azgeleh), the Kermanshāh Province, Iran, Journal of Iranian Archaeology, Vol.2, No.1, pp.9-27 (In Persian with English abstract) 


Jaubert, J., F. Biglari, R, Crassard, M. Mashkour, W. Rendu and S. Shidrang, 2010, Paléolithique moyen récent de la grotte de Qaleh Bozi 2 (Esfahan, Iran): premiers résultats de la campagne 2008, Iranian Archaeology, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 21-31, Tehran


Biglari F, M. Javeri, M. Mashkour, Y. Yazdi, S. Shidrang, M. Tengberg, and K. Taheri and J. Darvish, 2009, Test excavations at the Middle Paleolithic sites of Qaleh Bozi, Southwest of Central Iran, A preliminary report, In: M. Otte, F. Biglari, and J. Jaubert (eds), Iran Palaeolithic. pp. 29-38, Proceedings of the XV World Congress UISPP, Lisbonne, Vol. 28, BAR International Series 1968. pdf

Jaubert. J. F. Biglari, J. Bordes, L. Bruxelles, V. Mourre, S. Shidrang, R. Naderi, M. Maskour, B. Maureille, J-B. Mallye, Y. Quinif, W. Randu and V. Laroulandie, 2009, The Middle Paleolithic occupation of Mar Tarik, a new Zagros Mousterian site, In: M. Otte, F. Biglari, and J. Jaubert (eds), Iran Palaeolithic. pp. 7-27, Proceedings of the XV World Congress UISPP, Lisbonne, Vol. 28, BAR International Series 1968. pdf


Mashkour, M., H. Monchot, E. Trinkaus, J-L. Reyss, F. Biglari, S. Bailon, S. Heydari, K. Abdi, 2008, Carnivores and their prey in the Wezmeh Cave (Kermanshah, Iran): A Late refuge in  the Zagros, International Journal of  Osteoarchaeology  pdf   

Trinkaus E, F. Biglari, M. Mashkour, H. Monchot, J-L. Reyss, H. Rougier, S. Heydari, K. Abdi, 2008, 

Late Pleistocene Human Remains from Wezmeh Cave, western Iran. American Journal  

of physical Anthropology.135(4):371-80 pdf 


Biglari, F., 2007, The Lower and Middle Paleolithic Occupations of Iran: A Brief Review, In Iran, Fragments from Paradise, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico City  pp.31-39, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico City

Biglari, F., 2007, Approvisionnement et utilisation des matières premières au Paléolithique moyen dans la plaine de Kermanshah (Iran) : le cas de la Grotte Do-Ashkaft, M. H. Moncel, A. Moigne, M. Arzarello, C. Peretto (eds), Aires 'approvisionnement en matières premières et aires d'approvisionnement en ressources alimentaires Approche intégrée des comportements, Workshop 23, XV Congrès UISPP, Lisbonne, Vol. 5, BAR International Series 1725 pdf

Biglari, F., 2007, Introduction, in A. Tsuneki and M. Nishida (eds), Stone tools from Arsanjan area, Fars province, Iran, pp.2-4, Tsukoba University.

Biglari F,  Jahani, V.; Mashkour,  M.; Argant, A.; Shidrang, S.; and Taheri, K., 2007, Darband Cave: New Evidence for Lower Paleolithic occupation at Western Alborz Range, Gilan. Iranian Journal of Archaeology and History 41:30-37. (In Persian, with an English abstract.)


Biglari, F., A. Moradi Bisotouni and F. Jamshidi, 2007, The Pictograph of Cheshmeh Sohrab Cave, Kermanshah, Bastanpazhoohi, Vol. 3:50-54 pdf

Otte, M., F. Biglari, D. Flas, S. Shidrang, N. Zwyns, M. Mashkour, R. Naderi, A. Mohaseb N. Hashemi, J. Darvish, & V. Radu, 2007, The Aurignacian in the Zagros region: new research at Yafteh Cave, Lorestan, Iran, Antiquity 81:82-96 pdf


Taheri. K, M. Mashkour, F. Biglari and A. Moradi Nezhad., 2007, Zilou Cave: A Karstic Shaft with Animal Bones at Kermanshah Region, Western Iran, Proceedings  of the 11th Symposium of the Geological Society of   Iran, Pp.3340-3348, Ferdowsi, University of Mashhad, Mashhad



Biglari, F. and ُS.Shidrang, 2006, The Lower Paleolithic Occupation of Iran, Near Eastern Archaeology 69(3–4): 160-168 pdf

Trinkaus, E and F. Biglari, 2006, Middle Paleolithic Human Remains from Bisitun Cave, Iran, Paleorient: 32.2: 105-1  pdf

Hashemi, N., J. Darvish, M. Mashkour, F. Biglari, 2006, Rodents and Lagomorphs remains from late Pleistocene and early Holocene Caves and Rochshelter sites in the Zagros region, Iran, Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, Vol. 2, No. 1: 25-33 pdf

Jaubert, J.,F. Biglari, J-G. Bordes, L. Bruxelles, V. Mourre, S. Shidrang, R. Naderi and S. Alipour, 2006, New Research on Paleolithic of Iran: Preliminary Report of 2004 Iranian-French Joint Mission, Archaeological Reports 4, pp. 17-26, Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, Tehran. (In English, with a Persian abstract) pdf


Otte, M, and F. Biglari, 2004, 
Temoins aurignacian dans le Zagros, Iran, Anthropologie 42/3: 243-247  pdf

Roustaei, K., H. Vahdati Nasab, F. Biglari, S. Heydari, G. A.Clark, and J. M. Lindly, 2004, Recent Paleolithic Surveys in Luristan, Current Anthropology, Vol.45, No.5, Pp.692-707 pdf

Biglari, F, S. Heydari, and S. Shidrang, 2004, Ganj Par: The first evidence for Lower Paleolithic occupation in the Southern Caspian Basin, Iran, Antiquity: Vol 78, No 302, Project Gallery pdf

Biglari, F, S. Heydari, and S. Shidrang, 2004, The Lower Paleolithic site of Ganj Par in the Gilan Province, Iran, a preliminary report. In T. Ohtsu, J. Nokandeh, and K. Yamauchi (eds), Preliminary Peport of the Iran-Japan Joint Archaeological Expedition to Gilan,Third Season, 2002, Pp. 76-84, ICHTO, Tehran, and MECC, Tokyo.

Biglari, F, and R. Ghafari, 2004, The Preliminary Report on the Discovery of Middle Paleolithic Artifacts near Maragheh, Southeast of the Lake Urmieh. In M. Azarnoush (ed), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Iranian Archaeology; Northwestern Region, Pp. 17-26, Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, ICHTO. Tehran. (In Persian) pdf

Biglari, F., 2004, The Preliminary Observations on Middle Paleolithic Raw Material Procurement and Usage in the Kermanshah Plain, the Case of Do-Ashkaft Cave. In T. Stollner, R. Slotta, and A. Vatandoust (eds), Persian Antiques Splendor, mining crafts and archeology in ancient Iran, vol. I, Pp. 130-138, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Bochum

Biglari, F., 2004, The Discovery of the First Evidence of Middle Paleolithic Occupation at  Nargeh in the Qazvin Plain in the Northwest Central Plateau of Iran, Archaeological Reports 2:165-169, Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, Tehran. (In Persian, with an English abstract). pdf

Biglari, F., 2004, The Preliminary Survey of Paleolithic Sites in the Kashan region., In S.M. Shahmirzadi (ed.), The Silversmiths of Sialk (Sialk Reconsideration Project), Report No. 2: 151-168. Archaeological Research Center. Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization,Tehran. (In Persian)


Biglari, F., and H. Abdi, 2003, Discovery of Two Probable Late Paleolithic Sites at Amarlou, The Gilan Province, Caspian Basin, In T. Ohtsu, J.Nokandeh, and K. Yamauchi (eds), Preliminary Peport of the Iran-Japan Joint Archaeological Expedition to Gilan, First Season, 2001, ICHO, Tehran, and MECC, Tokyo. pdf


Roustaei, K, F.Biglari, S.Heydari and H.Vahdati, 2001, Recent Research on the Palealithic of Lurestan, West Central Iran. Antiquity 76:19-20 pdf


Biglari, F., and S. Heydari, 2001, Do-Ashkaft: A Recently Discovered Mousterian Cave Site in the Kermanshah Plain, Iran. Antiquity 75: 487-488.pdf

Biglari, F., and H. Abdi, 2001, The Khalvasht Rock-shelter: A Probable Late Paleolithic Site at Amarlou,The Gilan Province. Iranian Journal of Archaeology and History 29-30:68-72. (In Persian, with an English abstract) pdf

Biglari, F., 2001, Recent Finds of Paleolithic Period from Bisotun, Central Western Zagros Mountains. Iranian Journal of Archaeology and History 28:50-60. (In Persian, with an English abstract.) pdf


Biglari, F. and K. Taheri, 2000, The Discovery of Upper Paleolithic Remains at Mar Kuliyan and Mar Dalan Cave, Rawansar. In Essays on the Archaeology, Geology, Geography, and Culture of Rawansar Area. Edited by Kamal Taheri. Pp. 7-27. Kermanshah: Taq-e Bostan Publications (In Persian).

Biglari, F., and G. Nokandeh and S. Heydari, 2000, A Recent find of a Possible Lower Paleolithic Assemblage from the Foothills of the Zagros Mountains. Antiquity 74: 749-750 pdf


Biglari, F., and K. Abdi, 1999, Paleolithic Artifacts from Cham-e Souran, the Islamabad Plain, Central Western Zagros Mountains, Iran. Archaologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan 31: 1-8 pdf




Last updated: 30 December 2016