halaf

Halafian

[huh-lah-fee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or belonging to the Neolithic culture chiefly of northern Syria, dating to the fifth millennium b.c. and characterized by adobe dwellings and polychrome pottery decorated with animal designs and geometric patterns.
noun
2.
a person who belonged to this culture.
Also, Halaf [huh-lahf] .


Origin:
1935–40; after (Tell) Halaf mound in Syria; see -ian

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Halafian (həˈlɑːfɪən)
 
adj
of or relating to the Neolithic culture extending from Iran to the Mediterranean

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