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tell

a large mound resulting from the accumulation of rubbish on a long-settled site, esp one with mudbrick buildings, particularly in the Middle East

Tell

William, German name Wilhelm Tell. a legendary Swiss patriot, who, traditionally, lived in the early 14th century and was compelled by an Austrian governor to shoot an apple from his son's head with one shot of his crossbow. He did so without mishap

Tell

 

a type of archaeological remain in Middle Asia, the Caucasus, and the Near East. A tell is a hill or mound composed of remains of ancient structures and filled with their cultural strata.

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The 3,124 animal bones from the West Slope of Hacimusalar Hoyuk yielded insight into the dietary habits of inhabitants from the Early Bronze Age (EBA II) through modern times.
Given the ages of Kazane Hoyuk and Tell Baider, it seems fair to conclude that the inhabitants of these northern cities were among the first to employ calligraphy as an essential element in the organisation of their daily lives outside of the original Sumer territory.
Research at Titris Hoyuk in southeastern Turkey: the 1999 season.
The systematic excavations in Yumuktepe Hoyuk started in 1936 under the supervision of British archeologist John Garstang.
The Hittite Names of Kerkenes Dag and Kusakli Hoyuk.
Building continuity in the central Anatolian Neolithic: exploring the meaning of buildings at Asikli Hoyuk and Catalhoyuk.
This latter information is particularly pertinent for the identification of Arinna on the ground, although Popko rejects the obvious candidate Alaca Hoyuk, which he continues to equate with Zippalanda (p.
in press) and Asikli Hoyuk (van Zeist & de Roller 1995), and is also the predominant variety in the Neolithic of Central and north-west Europe (Shennan & Conolly 2007).
Particular sites are well chosen for detailed discussion in order to illustrate the material culture of various periods, for example Qua) Hoyuk for the Late Neolithic-Early Chalcolithic (pp.
Weights flora this period have been found at Titris Hoyuk, Tell Tayinat, Ebla, Tell Sweyhat, Tell Mumbaqa, Hammam et-Turkman, Tell Beydar, Tell Brak, Byblos and Jericho (Archi 1987; Milano 2004; Ascalone 2006; Ascalone & Peyronel 2006a & b; Rahmstorf 2006b: 87-8).
To some extent this fills an important gap between officials from the earlier fourteenth century as known from the Masat Hoyuk correspondence and those active in the much better attested thirteenth century.
reported isotope values for sheep from different levels of occupation at Catalhoyuk and Asikli Hoyuk arguing that herding practices changed, based on shifts in carbon and nitrogen isotope indicators of diet over time.