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.
a person who belonged to this culture.
[huh-lahf] /həˈlɑf/ (Show IPA).
Origin of Halafian
1935-40; after (Tell) Halaf mound in Syria; see -ian