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

Report on the Excavations of the National Museum of Antiquities Leiden in the Balikh Valley, Syria.

Peter Akkermans, Marc Verhoeven
01 January 2000

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 BC, i.e. in the Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period.

This extensive and well-illustrated 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.

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