Collection Description

Tradition Name

Halafian

Tradition Description

The Halafian tradition occurred from 7700 BP to 7000 BP. The people lived in self-sufficient villages supported by dry farming with sheep, goat, cattle, and pig herding. They produced a distinctive painted pottery using geometric and representational designs. There is limited evidence of a social hierarchy that may have included chiefs with distinctive residences. Clay sealings made from stamp seals suggest control of access to the commodities so sealed.

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Region

Middle East --Middle East

Countries

Egypt

Gaza Strip

Israel

Iraq

Jordan

Lebanon

Syria

Turkey

West Bank

OWC Code

M086

Number of Documents

24

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Number of Pages

2128

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