- of or belonging to the Neolithic culture chiefly of northern Syria, dating to the fifth millennium b.c. and characterized by adobe dwellings and polychrome pottery decorated with animal designs and geometric patterns.
- a person who belonged to this culture.
Also Ha·laf [huh-lahf] /həˈlɑf/.
Origin of Halafian
1935–40; after (Tell) Halaf mound in Syria; see -ian
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- of or relating to the Neolithic culture extending from Iran to the Mediterranean
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