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an urban-type settlement in Krasnovodsk Ob-last, Turkmen SSR. It has a railroad station 18 km northwest of Nebit-Dag. Population, 6,000 (1970). The mining and grinding of salt are the main industry. The resort of Mollakara is 5 km west of Dzhebel.

In a cave 4 km east of Dzhebel on the slopes of the Bol’shoi Balkhan, the Soviet archaeologist A. P. Okladnikov in 1949-50 excavated multileveled archaeological remains. In the six Lower Mesolithic levels were found numerous flint weapons of Mesolithic types (including prismatic and conical cores; knife-like plate-shaped objects; and pointed disk-like and core-like scrapers). Pottery with pointed bottoms was found in an Upper Mesolithic level. Above these, Neolithic and early Bronze Age levels were found.


Sredniaia Aziia v epokhu kamnia i bronzy- Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.
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