A Brief Overview of the Halaf Tradition

Gabriela Castro Gessner

in The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195376142
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199940127 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 A Brief Overview of the Halaf Tradition

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This article presents an overview of the Neolithic–Chalcolithic Halaf tradition in southeastern Anatolia. It reviews the evolution of scholarship on the nature of Halaf social organization, and lays out the difficulties in accurately defining the Halaf “cultural region” and its associated chronology.

Keywords: Neolithic–Chalcolithic Halaf; southeastern Anatolia; social organization; culture; chronology

Article.  7767 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East

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