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Yarmuk

(yärmo͞ok`), river, c.50 mi (80 km) long, rising near the Jordan-Syria border and flowing generally W to the Jordan River, S of the Sea of Galilee. One of the region's larger rivers, it is used primarily for irrigation. The East Ghor Canal branches from the Yarmuk to irrigate the E GhorGhor,
 Ghowr
, or Ghur
, mountainous region and province (1979 est. pop. 341,000), 14,085 sq mi (36,479 sq km), W central Afghanistan, including a ruined medieval city of the same name. Chagcharan is the provincial capital.
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 region of the Jordan valley.

Yarmuk

 

(also Yarmuq), a Neolithic site of the sixth or fifth millennium B.C., situated on the Yarmuk River in the northern part of Jordan. Yarmuk was excavated by a British expedition in 1943. The population evidently lived in subterranean dwellings and engaged in the raising of sheep and goats, farming, hunting, and fishing. Among the articles found were flint hoes, sickle blades, saddle querns, mortars, pestles, and other implements, crude flat-bottomed pottery decorated with herringbone designs and, sometimes, with engobe, a stone distaff, and female statuettes.

REFERENCE

Childe, V. G. Drevneishii Vostok v svete novykh raskopok. Moscow, 1956. (Translated from English.)
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