Photo of ancient terraces

From Tribal Pastoralists in Transition: The Baharvand of Luristan, Iran by Frank Hole and Sekandar Amanolahi-Baharvand

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  • Figure 6.6. Despite low rainfall, which makes rain-fed agriculture problematic, people in the ancient past—perhaps Sasanian times—cultivated crops on terraces, the remains of which are seen here as parallel horizontal lines on the talus of the distant mountain.