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031. Choga Mami (ancient name unknown)



Diyala Governorate. About 70 miles northeast of Baghdad, in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains, close to the border with Iran.

Dates: Late Neolithic, Samarran period (5600-5000 BC)

A settlement site of the Samarra culture in eastern Iraq with radiocarbon dates of the late 6th millennium BC. There are several occupation phases from the Samarran to the Ubaid culture. cattle, sheep, and goats were raised and wheat, barley, and flax cultivated with the aid of irrigation. The site has buildings of mud-brick; houses were rectangular and had ranges of rooms, in two or three rows. A mud-brick tower guarded the entrance to the settlement. Artifacts include Samarran painted pottery and elaborate female figurines of clay.










 

 











Latitude
  33° 52' 60.00"
 
  33.8833332092° N
Longitude
  45° 27' 0.00"
  45.4499999995º E
   
UTM x
  541613.4139
UTM y
  3749311.4236
Zone
  38N
   
MGRS
  38SNN4161349311
   

GoogleEarth satellite view
of Choga Mami (external)