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.

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

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.

Nanzhuangtou
North China Plain
c. 9,500 – 7,500 BCE

Tell Abu Hureyra
Mesopotamia
Natufian culture
c. 9,500 – 7,500 BCE

Tell Aswad
Syria, Levant
Aswadian
Pre-Pottery Neolithic B
c. 9500 – 8700 BCE c. 8700 – 7500 BCE

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

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

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

Çayönü
Mesopotamia
Pre-Pottery Neolithic B
c. 8,630 – 6,800 BCE

Munhata
Jordan Valley, Levant
Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Yarmukian culture
c. 8,300 – 6,400 BCE
c. 6,400 – 6,000 BCE

‘Ain Ghazal
Jordan Valley, Levant
Pre-Pottery Neolithic B
c. 8,300 – 5,000 BCE

Aşıklı Höyük
Anatolia
Pre-Pottery Neolithic
c. 8,200 – 7,400 BCE

Ganj Dareh
Zagros Mountains
c. 8,000 – 5,500 BCE

Tell Halula
Mesopotamia
Pre-Pottery Neolithic B
c. 7,750 – 6,780 BCE

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

Nabta Playa
Nubian Desert
c. 7,500 – 3,600 BCE

Chogha Bonut
Zagros Mountains
c. 7,200 – 4,000 BCE

Jhusi
Ganges Valley, South Asia
c. 7,106 – 7,080 BCE

Hacilar
Anatolia
Halaf culture
c. 7,040 – 5,000 BCE

Jiahu
Yellow River Valley, China
Peiligang culture
c. 7,000 – 5,700 BCE

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vesioly Kut
Danube Valley
Cucuteni–Trypillia culture
c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE

Nebelivka
Danube Valley
Cucuteni–Trypillia culture
c. 4,300 — 4,000 BCE

Trypillia
Myropillya
Kharkivka
Glubochek
Pianeshkove
Vil’khovets
Fedorovka
Tomashovka
Maidanetske
Dobrovody
Talianki
Khrystynivka
Volodymyrivka
Peregonivka
Vladyslavcyk
Songze
Chychyrkozivka
Kvitky
Ksaverove
Yaltushkiv
Sushkivka
Stina
Romanivka
Rozsokhuvatka
Apolyanka
Knap of Howar
Ħaġar
Qim
Ġgantija
Mnajdra
Ta’ Ħaġrat
Qujialing Liangzhu
Majiayao
Ness of Brodgar
Tarxien
Lake Tai, China
Danube Valley
Papa Westray,
Qrendi,
Malta Gozo,
Malta Qrendi,
Mġarr, Malta
Yangtze River Valley Yangtze Delta, China
Yellow River Valley, China
Orkney
Cucuteni–Trypillia
Ġgantija culture
Saflieni culture
Qujialing culture Liangzhu culture Majiayao culture
Malta
Orkney
Banshan culture Machang culture
Neolithic Orkney Tarxien culture
c. 4,300 – 2,800 BCE

Kocherzhyntsi
Danube Valley
Cucuteni–Trypillia culture
c. 3,200 — 2,700 BCE

Kosenivka
Danube Valley
Cucuteni–Trypillia culture
c. 3,200 — 2,700 BCE

Skara Brae
Bay of Skaill, Orkney
Neolithic Orkney
c. 3,180 — 2,500 BCE

Baodun
Chengdu Plain, Sichuan Basin, China
Baodun culture
c. 2,700 — 1,700 BCE

Shijiahe
Yangtze River Valley, China
Shijiahe culture
c. 2,500 — 2,000 BCE