Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Jarmo Expedition 7
III: Events
Jarmo (Iraq), one of the world's oldest known agricultural communities, was first excavated in 1948 by a team from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute led by Robert J. Braidwood. About the size of a small city block, Jarmo (near Kirkuk) dates to 4750 BCE. Approximately 300 inhabitants once lived in 50 mud-walled houses, each containing ovens complete with chimneys, and several rectilinear rooms. Objects excavated at the settlement include, top row: (1) Spoon of animal bone; (2) Stone hoe; (3) Bracelet. Bottom row: (1) Head of clay figurine; (2) Clay animal figurine; (3) Female clay figurine. The fourth view is an artist's reconstruction of the female clay figurine.
Braidwood, Robert John, 1907-2003 | Clay figurines | Agricultural implements | Jarmo (Deserted settlement) | Civilization, Ancient--Iraq | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 13.4 x 24.5 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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