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Tell Sabi Abyad II – The Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Settlement

Book Specifications
VIII, 188 pp.

Tell Sabi Abyad II – The Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Settlement

2000  |  PIHANS Volume 90 Report on the Excavations of the National Museum of Antiquities Leiden in the Balikh Valley, Syria ISBN 13: 978-90-6258-090-3  |  ISSN: 1571-5728

P.M.M.G. Akkermans, M. Verhoeven

Tell Sabi Abyad II is a small prehistoric mound located in the steppe region of northern Syria. The large-scale excavations have revealed eight main levels of occupation mainly represented by multi-roomed rectangular buildings. These levels are dated between 7550 and 6850 cal B.C., i.e. in the Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period.
This extensive and well-illustrated interim report deals with respectively stratigraphy and architecture, flint and obsidian industries, small finds, early pottery found in the topmost level, plant remains and animal remains.
In the conclusions the main results of the excavations are summarized, and the site is being discussed in its wider context.