Sites & cities that bear the name of Anau


Today in : Turkmenistan
First trace of activity : ca. 4,500 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 15th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Anov, Änew, Annau

Description : Anau culture was an ancient agricultural civilization of Central Asia centred in southern Turkmenistan. It started during the Chalcolithic period around 4000 BC, following the Neolithic Jeitun culture. It is named after its main site of Anau, Turkmenistan. Namazga culture was contemporary to the Anau culture. Pottery similar to that of Anau (the earliest Anau IA phase) has been found as far as Shir Ashian Tepe in the Semnan Province of Iran.

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