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Tell el-'Oueili

a Pleiades place resource

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Last modified Oct 27, 2017 04:54 PM History
Tell el-'Oueili is an archaeological site located in the Dhi Qar Governorate of southern Iraq. Occupation at the site predates the occupation levels of Eridu, making Tell el-'Oueili one of the earliest known human settlements of southern Mesopotamia.

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The occupation of Tell el-'Oueili dates to the Ubaid period. The site is located approximately 2.5 km southeast of Larsa and measures ca. 200 m in diameter by 5 m in height. Excavations exposed occupation layers dating from Ubaid 0 (ca. 6500-5400 B.C.) to Ubaid 4.

The site was first identified by André Parrot and then excavated by Jean-Louis Huot (1976, 1978, 1981-1989).

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Jeffrey Becker, 'Tell el-'Oueili: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <> [accessed: 19 July 2024]

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