Before the wheel and before there was writing, there laid this urban center in the Middle East. The prehistoric city showed evidence its people traded volcanic glass, engaged in agriculture, and created copper processing.
Enter the newly discovered town of Tell Zeidan, which hasn’t been excavated in nearly 6,000 years. The city dates back to between 6000 B.C. and 4000 B.C., which is the time right before the first true city centers emerged in the Mesopotamia area. And its located at the center of major trade routes that followed the Euphrates River valley
In fact, the Ubaid people not only lived in cities, they had power and class divisions within their society. The archaeologists found artifacts such as the strainer-sprouted pitcher and a stone stamp seal of a deer that suggest the elite members of society lived a life of luxury
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Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
Tags: Archaeology, Tell Zeidan, Ubaid People