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117. Yarim Tepe (ancient name unknown)


Ninawa Governorate. Northwest of Mosul

Dates: Neolithic, Hassuna period, circa 6000-5500 BC

An early, Hassuna-era farming village site in northern Iraq. A Russian team excavated many small, mostly single room  houses at this site, over 100 rooms in total, of differing sizes, the largest 14 x 6 meters. Some artifacts new to the Hassuna cultural assemblage include copper and lead ornaments, small seated clay figures and  small stone or clay disks, with a loop on the back, decorated with lines or criss-cross patterns. Probably worn around the neck, and used as identifying marks, they are a prototype of the later stamp seal.

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Latitude
  36° 42' 16.2000"
 
  36.7045° N
Longitude
  42° 25' 37.2000"  
  42.427° E
   
UTM x
  270159.45115222456
UTM y
  4065178.1329395003
Zone
  38N
   
MGRS
  38SKR7015965178
   


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