Recognized and discussed in the publications of Victor Sarianidi, the excavator and foremost authority on the Bactria-Margiana Archeological Complex, as amulets of the first Iranian people scattered farming communities in the oases outside the perimeter of the area we now call Iran. Ancient Bactria Miniature Shell Beads Amulets frm 4,500 Year Old Oasis | craftsofthepast - Antiques on ArtFire