List of Neolithic settlements

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Human Neolithic settlements by date:

Name Location Culture Period Comment Ref
Tell Qaramel Syria, Levant Pre-Pottery Neolithic A c. 10,890 – 8,780 BCE Preceded by the Epipaleolithic Natufian settlement. [1]
El Khiam Jordan Valley, Levant Khiamian c. 10,200 – 8,800 BCE
Iraq ed-Dubb Jordan Valley, Levant Pre-Pottery Neolithic c. 10,000 – 7,950 BCE [2]
Spirit Cave Pang Mapha, Mae Hong Son, Thailand Hoabinhian c. 9,800 – 5,500 BCE
Mureybet Mesopotamia Khiamian

Mureybetian

Pre-Pottery Neolithic B

c. 9,700 – 9,300 BCE

c. 9,300 – 8,600 BCE

c. 8,600 – 8,000 BCE

Previously occupied by the Natufian culture. [3]
Nanzhuangtou North China Plain c. 9,500 – 7,500 BCE
Tell Abu Hureyra Mesopotamia Natufian culture c. 9,500 – 7,500 BCE [4]
Tell Aswad Syria, Levant

Aswadian

Pre-Pottery Neolithic B

c. 9500 – 8700 BCE

c. 8700 – 7500 BCE

[5]
Jericho Jordan Valley, Levant

Sultanian

Pre-Pottery Neolithic B

Lodian culture

c. 9,500 – 7,370 BCE

c. 6,800 – 5,850 BCE

c. 5,850 – 4,500 BCE

Preceded by a Natufian settlement and continuously settled by a succession of cultures.
Lepenski Vir Donji Milanovac, Serbia c. 9,500 – 6,000 BCE
Göbekli Tepe Anatolia Pre-Pottery Neolithic c. 9,130 – 7,370 BCE [6]
Byblos Mount Lebanon, Levant

Pre-Pottery Neolithic B

Yarmukian culture

Wadi Raba culture

c. 8,800 – 7,000 BCE

c. 6,400 – 5,800 BCE

c. 5,800 – 5,300 BCE

c. 5,300 – 4,500 BCE

Continuously inhabited by a succession of cultures.
Nachcharini Anti-Lebanon Mountains, Levant Khiamian c. 8,500 – 7,700 BCE [7]
Nevalı Çori Mesopotamia Pre-Pottery Neolithic B c. 8,400 – 8,100 BCE
'Ain Ghazal Jordan Valley, Levant

Pre-Pottery Neolithic B

Yarmukian culture

c. 8,300 – 6,400 BCE

c. 6,400 – 5,000 BCE

Çatalhöyük Anatolia Anatolian Neolithic c. 7,100 – 5,700 BCE [8]
Çayönü Mesopotamia Pre-Pottery Neolithic B c. 8,630 – 6,800 BCE [9]
Munhata Jordan Valley, Levant Pre-Pottery Neolithic B

Yarmukian culture

c. 8,300 – 6,400 BCE

c. 6,400 – 6,000 BCE

[10]
'Ain Ghazal Jordan Valley, Levant Pre-Pottery Neolithic B c. 8,300 – 5,000 BCE [11]
Aşıklı Höyük Anatolia Pre-Pottery Neolithic c. 8,200 – 7,400 BCE [12]
Ganj Dareh Zagros Mountains c. 8,000 – 5,500 BCE [13]
Tell Halula Mesopotamia Pre-Pottery Neolithic B c. 7,750 – 6,780 BCE [14]
Tell Sabi Abyad Mesopotamia Pre-Pottery Neolithic B

Hassuna culture

Halaf culture

Halaf-Ubaid culture

Ubaid culture

c. 7,750 – 6,850 BCE

c. 6,850 – 6,200 BCE

c. 6,200 – 5,200 BCE

c. 5,200 – 5,000 BCE

c. 5,000 – 4,000 BCE

Continued settlement from the Uruk period into the Middle Assyrian Empire.
Jarmo Mesopotamia Pottery Neolithic c. 7,500 – 5,000 BCE
Pengtoushan Yangtze valley, China Pengtoushan culture c. 7,500 – 6100 BCE [15]
Nabta Playa Nubian Desert c. 7,500 – 3,600 BCE [16]
Chogha Bonut Zagros Mountains c. 7,200 – 4,000 BCE [17]
Jhusi Ganges Valley, South Asia c. 7,106 – 7,080 BCE [18]
Hacilar Anatolia Halaf culture c. 7,040 – 5,000 BCE
Jiahu Yellow River Valley, China Peiligang culture c. 7,000 – 5,700 BCE [19]
Mehrgarh Indus River Valley, South Asia Neolithic South Asia

c. 7,000 – 5,500 BCE

c. 5,500 – 4,800 BCE

Later developed into a Chalcolithic society (c. 4,800 – 2,600 BCE)
Khirokitia Cyprus c. 7,000 – 6,000 BCE [20][21]
Knossos Crete Prehistoric Crete c. 7,000 – 3,500 BCE Developed into a major city-state of the Minoan civilization.
Sesklo Thessaly Neolithic Greece c. 6,850 – 4,400 BCE
Nea Nikomedeia Macedonia Neolithic Greece c. 6,650 – 5,530 BCE [22]
Shandong North China Plain Houli culture

Beixin culture

Dawenkou culture

Longshan culture

Yueshi culture

c. 6,500 – 5,500 BCE

c. 5,300 – 4,100 BCE

c. 4,100 – 2,600 BCE

c. 3,000 – 1,900 BCE

c. 1,900 – 1,500 BCE

Continuous settlement by successive cultures.
Cishan Taihang Mountains, China Cishan culture c. 6,500 – 5,000 BCE
Sha'ar HaGolan Jordan Valley, Levant Yarmukian culture c. 6,400 – 6,000 BCE [23]
Tel Kabri Galilee,

Israel

Yarmukian culture

Wadi Raba culture

c. 6,400 – 5,800 BCE

c. 5,800 – 4,500 BCE

Continued settlement by successive cultures.
Starčevo Danube Valley, Serbia Starčevo culture c. 6,200 – 4,500 BCE [24]
Xinglonggou Liao River Xinglongwa culture

Hongshan culture

c. 6,000 – 5,500 BCE

c. 3,500 – 3,000 BCE

Settlement continued into the Bronze Age by the Lower Xiajiadian culture. [25]
Tell Hassuna Nineveh, Mesopotamia Hassuna culture c. 6,000 – 5,350 BCE
Kuahuqiao Qiantang River, China Kuahuqiao culture c. 6,000 – 5,000 BCE
Tell Shemshara Nineveh, Mesopotamia Hassuna culture c. 6,000 – 4,000 BCE Continued settlement by successive cultures.
Tell Judaidah Amik Valley, Anatolia c. 6,000 — 3,500 BCE
Brú na Bóinne River Boyne, Eire Boyne culture c. 6,000 — 2,900 BCE [26]
Vučedol Vukovar, Croatia c. 6,000 – 2,300 BCE
Hamadia Beit She'an Valley, Israel Yarmukian culture c. 5,800 – 5,400 BCE
Dadiwan Wei River Valley, China Dadiwan culture c. 5,800 – 5,400 BCE
Vinča-Belo Brdo Vinča, Serbia Vinča culture c. 5,700 – 4,500 BCE
Xinle Liao River, China Xinle culture c. 5,500 – 4,800 BCE [27]
El Badari Upper Egypt, Nile Valley Badarian culture c. 5,500 – 4,000 BCE
Tell Zeidan Syria, Levant Ubaid culture c. 5,500 – 4,000 BCE
Hemudu Hangzhou Bay Hemudu culture c. 5,500 – 3,300 BCE [28]
Zhaobaogou Luan River, China Zhaobaogou culture c. 5,400 – 4,500 BCE
Sotira Cyprus c. 5,250 – 4,000 BCE
Mogylna Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 5,000 — 4,600 BCE [29]
Dimini Thessaly Neolithic Greece c. 5,000 — 4,400 BCE
Daxi Yangtze River Valley, China Daxi culture c. 5,000 — 3,300 BCE
Majiabang Yangtze River Valley, China Majiabang culture c. 5,000 — 3,300 BCE [30]
Skorba Mġarr, Malta Għar Dalam culture

Skorba culture

Żebbuġ culture

Mġarr culture

c. 4,850 — 4,500 BCE

c. 4,500 — 4,100 BCE

c. 4,100 — 3,800 BCE

c. 3,800 — 3,600 BCE

Continued settlement by Ġgantija and Tarxien cultures.
Banpo Yellow River Valley Yangshao culture c. 4,700 — 3,600 BCE [31][32][33][34]
Vesioly Kut Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE [29]
Nebelivka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE [29]
Trypillia Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE [29]
Myropillya Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE [29]
Kharkivka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE [29]
Glubochek Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE [29]
Pianeshkove Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE [29]
Vil’khovets Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE [29]
Fedorovka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE [29]
Tomashovka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,000 — 3,600 BCE [29]
Maidanetske Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,000 — 3,600 BCE [29]
Dobrovody Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,000 — 3,600 BCE [29]
Talianki Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,000 — 3,600 BCE [29]
Khrystynivka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,000 — 3,600 BCE [29]
Volodymyrivka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,000 — 3,600 BCE [29]
Peregonivka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,000 — 3,600 BCE [29]
Vladyslavcyk Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 4,000 — 3,600 BCE [29]
Songze Lake Tai, China Songze culture c. 3,800 — 3,300 BCE
Chychyrkozivka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE [29]
Kvitky Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE [29]
Ksaverove Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE [29]
Yaltushkiv Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE [29]
Sushkivka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE [29]
Stina Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE [29]
Romanivka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE [29]
Rozsokhuvatka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE [29]
Apolyanka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,600 — 2,700 BCE [29]
Knap of Howar Papa Westray, Orkney Neolithic Orkney c. 3,700 — 2,800 BCE [35]
Ħaġar Qim Qrendi, Malta Ġgantija culture c. 3,700 — 3,200 BCE
Ġgantija Gozo, Malta Ġgantija culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE
Mnajdra Qrendi, Malta Ġgantija culture c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE
Ta' Ħaġrat Mġarr, Malta Ġgantija culture

Saflieni culture

c. 3,600 — 3,200 BCE

c. 3,300 — 3,000 BCE

Qujialing Yangtze River Valley Qujialing culture c. 3,400 — 2,600 BCE
Liangzhu Yangtze Delta, China Liangzhu culture c. 3,400 — 2,250 BCE
Büdelsdorf Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Funnel Beaker Culture c. 3,300 — 2,800 BCE [36]
Oldenburg Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Funnel Beaker Culture c. 3,300 — 2,800 BCE [37]
Majiayao Yellow River Valley, China Majiayao culture

Banshan culture

Machang culture

c. 3,300 – 2,500 BCE

c. 2,500 – 2,300 BCE

c. 2,300 – 2,000 BCE

[38]
Ness of Brodgar Orkney Neolithic Orkney c. 3,300 – 2,200 BCE [39]
Tarxien Malta Tarxien culture c. 3,250 – 2,800 BCE
Kocherzhyntsi Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,200 — 2,700 BCE [29]
Kosenivka Danube Valley Cucuteni–Trypillia culture c. 3,200 — 2,700 BCE [29]
Skara Brae Bay of Skaill, Orkney Neolithic Orkney c. 3,180 — 2,500 BCE [40]
Baodun Chengdu Plain, Sichuan Basin, China Baodun culture c. 2,700 — 1,700 BCE [41]
Shijiahe Yangtze River Valley, China Shijiahe culture c. 2,500 — 2,000 BCE

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