Darband Cave is located in the Western Alborz range and contains the first known evidence for Lower Paleolithic cave occupation in Iran. A collection of lithic artifacts and faunal remains was collected by a group of Iranian archaeologists from the Center for Paleolithic Research of the National Museum of Iran and ICHTO of Gilan. The site dates back to the late Middle Pleistocene period.
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. Paper presented at the 11th Symposium of the Geological Society of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad
Biglari, F. and S. Shidrang, 2006 "The Lower Paleolithic Occupation of Iran", Near Eastern Archaeology 69(34): 160-168