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Hajji Muhammed Period

An early 5th millennium BC site near Uruk in southern Mesopotamia which has given its name to a type of painted pottery and an early phase of the Ubaid Culture. The pottery is painted in dark brown or purplish black in a geometric style. Hajji Muhammed pottery is found also at Eridu in layers stratified between the earliest Eridu pottery and the fully developed Ubaid Period. It is found over southern Mesopotamia as far north as Ras Amiya near Kish. The habitations were wattle and daub (1).

(1) Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology by Barbara Ann Kipfer (2013)

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