Tell Sabi Abyad II – The Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Settlement


  • Rural settlement
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)



Tell Sabi Abyad - Fortress

Bronze Age settlement

Khirbet al-Anbar (Bajadda)

Khirbet al-Anbar (Bajadda)

Tell Sabi Abyad III

Neolithic settlement 7000-6700 BC.

Tell Sabi Abyad I

Neolithic -Late Bronze age settlement


Surroundings (Panoramio)


Tell Sabi Abyad II was small rural settlement existed between 7550 and 6850 BC i.e. in the Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period. Its architecture consists of  multi-roomed rectangular buildings. Inhabitants produced flint and obsidian tools.


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