Hakemi Use: a new discovery regarding the northern distribution of Hassunan/Samarran pottery in the

This paper describes the results of the first two excavation seasons at Hakemi Use, a Hassuna/Samarra settlement discovered on the Tigris River in south-eastern Anatolia. The Hassuna/Samarra period is a remarkable time in north Mesopotamian prehistory and the earliest Painted Ware still remains a mystery. It was previously thought that pottery from this period was not distributed as far as Turkey, but the excavations at Hakemi Use have proved this wrong. Hakemi Use now seems to form the northernmost border of Hassuna/Samarra Ware in the Near East.

Hakemi Use: A new discovery regarding the northern distribution of Hassunan/Samarran pottery in the Near East

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