added by archaeologs Tell site near Tabriz, Iran, with evidence of the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Early Bronze Age, and Iron Age occupations. It is one of the earliest permanent settlement sites in the area, dating from the late-7th millennium BC. The earliest pottery was undecorated, but painted wares appeared in the higher levels. The site was occupied until the beginning of the Islamic period. In the 3rd millennium BC, it was a town surrounded by a stone wall and contained round houses and granaries built of mud-brick. The latest structure on the mound is massive, perhaps a citadel, built of mud-brick and probably of the Sassanian period. The Early Bronze Age settlement consists of a long sequence of Kura-Araxes occupations and many materials of this culture complex.