By Sue Harris
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318; Oates 1969, 1972 and 1982; Oates and Oates 1976). Tell es-Sawwan A tell 100 km north of Baghdad and 10 km south of the modern town of Samarra, presently on the Tigris. A. Wailly, Kh. Breniquet. C-14 dates: nine, from levels I, II and III, from 6345–5490 cal. BC to 5349 BC (Annex 731, see also Bernbeck 1994, 346). The site consists of five settlement layers, the lower two of the Hassuna and the upper three of the Samarra cultures, as well as a cemetery underlying the lowest architectural layer.
Of the usual sequence of Neolithic domestic animals—sheep, goat, cattle, pig and dog—the last one confirms the presence of hunting strategies which brought to the site such game as deer, fox, gazelle, wild boar, wild sheep and goat, wolf and onager. ). ). Treatment of natural resources at Choga Mami fits in with evidence offered by other Neolithic sites. Clay served both for building and for pottery making and within the local Samarra wares a particularly interesting position is occupied by the creations of the last, Transitional phase.
BC (Annex 716–717). The analysis of charcoal pieces shows that the site was once surrounded by an open woodland-steppe landscape featuring oak, tamarisk and the Prosopis shrub, while the animal remains suggest that the site’s inhabitants moved about in savannah landscapes but also in open stony plains, as well as in woods and mountain forests. The local community procured their subsistence by a series of approaches. They clearly experimented with the cultivation of emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccum) and einkorn wheat (Triticum monococcum) but did not advance as far as the full domestication of these cultigens.
An American in Paris (BFI Film Classics) by Sue Harris