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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Sawwan, Tell es-

Joan Oates.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 565 words.

[Arab. Tall Sawwan]

Ancient Mesopotamian site just south of modern Samarraا in Iraq. Tell es-Sawwan flourished in the 6th millennium bc and is noted for its prehistoric...