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Tell el-'Oueili

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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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.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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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: 14 August 2020]

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