View Halaf culture Research Papers on for free. PDF | On Jan 1, , P.M.M.G. Akkermans and others published Old and New Perspectives on the Origins of the Halaf Culture. Tell Halaf Culture. A tell (mound) site in the Khabur Valley in northeast Syria close to the Turkish border which has given its name to a widespread culture of.

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The early excavations at Tell Halaf, conducted by Max von Oppenheim, produced great amounts of typical painted pottery and other objects seals, terracotta-figurines, etc. However, the excavators were not able to identify the structures within the prehistoric debris. The fact that typical round buildings were the primary halad and working areas during the Halaf period complicated matters.

Halaf culture

Rarely occurring rectangular buildings usually functioned as storage-facilities. This means, when excavating, one has to think in round structures as well.


The primary goals of the investigations of the prehistoric levels are: Tell Halaf was not resettled before the beginning of the Iron Age. From the 13th century B. Of the early Aramaean rulers, only few are known by name: At the turn of the 10th to the 9th century B.

PreHistoric Halaf Culture in Syria

His statue with a bilingual inscription in Assyrian and Aramaean was found at Tell Fecheriye. Following an insurrection in B. Hellenistic and nalaf periods The site remained settled during the Hellenistic period. The research on the Hellenistic period at Tell Halaf shows that, from the beginning of the Seleucid empire end of the 4th up until the 2nd century B.

The recovered objects i. This was probably caused by a shift in settlement to close-by Tell Fecheriye Fig. But at the time of Max von Oppenheim’s excavation the surroundings of the site were occupied by nomads, only.


Location of the Tell. Periods of occupation Dr.

Download text as PDF 1. Pottery and terracotta-figurines from Tell Halaf Source: