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Title: Tell Sabi Abyad II - A Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Village in Northern Syria
Subtitle: Report on Architecture and Related Finds of the 2001 Campaign
Author(s): VERHOEVEN, Marc
Journal: Anatolica
Volume: 30    Date: 2004   
Pages: 179-218
DOI: 10.2143/ANA.30.0.2015521

Abstract :
Tell Sabi Abyad II, located in the northern part of the Balikh valley in northern Syria, is a small and low, oval mound which measures about 123 x 76 at its base and which rises about 4.5 m above the surface of the surrounding fields. The site is part of a cluster of four prehistoric mounds (Tell Sabi Abyad I to IV), dating from the eighth to the sixth millennium BC. According to a series of radiocarbon dates, occupation at Tell Sabi Abyad II has to be dated between ca. 7550 and 6850 BC. Levels 8 to 2 represent what has been termed the Balikh I period in the local sequence (equaling PPNB), whereas the topmost level 1 is part of the Balikh II period or early Pottery Neolithic.

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