Ha·​laf·​ian | \ həˈläfēən \
variants: or less commonly Halaf \ həˈläf \

Definition of Halafian

: of or belonging to an early Aeneolithic culture of Syria and north Mesopotamia characterized by the use of stone as well as copper, adobe buildings, and a fine polychrome pottery

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History and Etymology for Halafian

from Tell Halaf, site in northeastern Syria on the Turkish border near the village of Ras el ʽAin

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“Halafian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Halafian. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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