|Location||Nineveh Province, Iraq|
|Excavation dates||1956–1965, 1976|
|Archaeologists||N. Egami, S. Fukai|
History of archaeological research
The site consists of at least five separate tells or settlement mounds. Telul eth-Thalathat was excavated for four seasons between 1956 and 1965 and again in 1976 by a team from the University of Tokyo Iraq-Iran Archaeological Expedition. The early seasons were led by N. Egami and the final season by S. Fukai.
Telul eth-Thalathat was occupied in the Ubaid and Uruk periods, as well as during Middle Assyrian times. Excavations have revealed over 20 kilns and a number of burials, as well as some figurines and spindle whorls. There was also a small Neolithic settlement.
- N. Egami, Telul eth-Thalathat, Vol. I, The Excavations of Tell II, 1956-1957, The Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo, Yamakawa Pub. Co, 1958
- S. Fukai, K. Horiuchi and T. Matsutani,Telul eth-Thalathat, Vol. II, The Excavations of Tell II, The Third Season (1964), The Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo, Yamakawa Pub. Co, 1970
- S. Fukai, K. Horiuchi and T. Matsutani, Telul eth-Thalathat, Vol. III, The Excavations of Tell V, The Fourth Season (1965), The Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo, Yamakawa Pub. Co, 1974
- S. Fukai, T. Matsutani, Telul Eth-Thalathat, Vol. IV The Excavation of Tell II, the Fifth Season (1976), Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, Yamakawa Pub. Co, 1981
-  Robert A. Carter and Graham Philip, Beyond the Ubaid: Transformation and integration in the late prehistoric societies of the Middle East, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 63, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2010, ISBN 978-1-885923-66-0
- Fukai, S. and T. Matsutani, Excavations at Telul eth-Thalathat, 1976, Sumer, vol. 33, no. 1: pp. 48–64, 1977