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Tell site near Damghan in northern Iran, occupied from the 5th to the early 2nd millennium bc. The earliest levels are characterized by fine painted pottery, decorated with designs of animals and birds, and by the presence of copper artefacts. In the 3rd millennium bc the painted pottery was replaced by a grey ware that has traditionally been interpreted as marking the arrival of intrusive iNDO-EuROPEAN-speaking peoples from the north. The site was destroyed in the first half of the 2nd millennium bc.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied