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1Relating to or denoting a pre-urban culture in Mesopotamia, dated to the 5th millennium BC.
- ‘There is much continuity between the Ubaid culture and the succeeding Uruk period, when many of the earlier traditions were elaborated, particularly in architecture.’
- ‘Two societies were therefore involved at the site: the Mesopotamian Ubaid and the Arabian Neolithic.’
- ‘As a result of this work it is now known that the site began in the 5th millennium bc, the Ubaid period, growing to urban proportions by the early 4th millennium bc.’
- ‘Around 3250 BC, what would later become the Sumerian culture started immigrating to Ubaid territory as well.’
- ‘The invention of the true potters’ wheel came at the end of the Ubaid period and helped usher in the Uruk period of pottery and culture.’
- 1.1as noun the Ubaid The Ubaid culture or period.
From the name of the tell Al ‘Ubaid near Ur in the Euphrates valley.
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