At Tell Hassuna, adobe dwellings built around open central courts with fine painted pottery replace earlier levels with crude pottery. Hand axes, sickles, grinding stones, bins, baking ovens and numerous bones of domesticated animals reflect settled agricultural life. Female figurines have been related to worship and jar burials within which food was placed related to belief in afterlife.
^Seton Lloyd, Fuad Safar and Robert J. Braidwood, Tell Hassuna Excavations by the Iraq Government Directorate General of Antiquities in 1943 and 1944, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 255-289, 1945