Definition of Halafian in English:
1Relating to or denoting a prehistoric culture extending from Syria to the Mediterranean coast and eastern Turkey (late 6th and early 5th millennium bc). This culture is identified primarily by the use of polychrome pottery ( Halaf ware).
- Sharply beaked faces are seen on some early Egyptian, Balkan, Halafian and Cycladic matrikas.
- But, wide-spread Halafian excavation sites have much more in common than styles of pottery.
- Our second major research goal was to assess the size and composition of households in a small Halafian community.
1.1 (as noun the Halafian) The Halafian culture or period.
1930s: from the place name Tell Halaf (in NE Syria, where the pottery was first discovered) + -ian.
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