Jarmo is an archeaological site in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains in northern Iraq. It is just east of the city of Kirkuk.


Jarmo is a Neolithic (7000–6000 BC) settlement where inhabitants lived in square houses built of pressed mud. Scientific tests on charcoal date the earliest inhabitants to around 6,750 BC.[i]



[i] "Jarmo, Qal'at at Jarmo." Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University. Retrieved 2014-07-24.

The GPS coordinates are N 35° 32’ 24” E 44° 49’ 48”. Caution: International travelers should avoid Kirkuk at this time, it is best to travel from Sulaymaniyah.