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Tell Sabi Abyad – The Late Neolithic Settlement

Report on the Excavations of the University of Amsterdam (1988) and the National Museum of Antiquities Leiden (1991-1993) in Syria.

Peter Akkermans
01 January 1996

The large-scale excavations at Tell Sabi Abyad in northern Syria have made an important contribution to our knowledge of the Late Neolithic in the Near East. The site has yielded wholly new and, sometimes, spectacular data on the history of cultural development in the 6th millennium BC, which actually belongs among the poorest known in the region so far.

This extensive ireport presents a detailed and lavishly illustrated description of the stratigraphy and architecture, pottery, flint and obsidian industries, seals and sealings, figurines and other small finds. In addition, essential data are provided on the ancient landscape and the faunal and floral remains.

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