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Note The fifth millennium is a key period in the development of complex societies in the Near East. Domuztepe, situated in southeastern Turkey on the northwestern edge of the traditional heartlands of the Halaf, is one of the largest sites known from this period. The investigation of this large (20 ha), central site is providing new details of the organization of society at the site and its relationship with the surrounding environment. The settlement seems to have been a focus of long-distance exchange, with evidence for the manufacture and manipulation of status items. Stamp seals occur remarkably frequently and ceramics seem to have been used in a complex way, indicating shifting external relations over time. There is also evidence for economic intensification, notably the possible use of secondary products.

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Stuart Campbell, Elizabeth Carter. "Domuztepe from Turkey". (2006) In Domuztepe Excavations. Stuart Campbell, Elizabeth Carter (Eds.) . Released: 2006-02-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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