Corded Ware Culture

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Corded Ware Culture


a group of archaeological cultures of the late Aeneolithic period and the Bronze Age in Central and Eastern Europe and of the Neolithic period in Northern Europe. Among the common features shared by the cultures are the pottery, decorated with cord impressions or with hatching resembling cords, as well as polished perforated stone battle axes, (hence the alternate name of the Corded Ware culture—the Battle-ax culture). The cultures also have many differences, and therefore the question of whether they belong to a single ethnic group has yet to be resolved, although it is believed that their bearers were Indo-European tribes, ancestors of the Slavs, Germans, and Baits.


Mongait, A. L. Arkheologiia Zapadnoi Evropy: Kamennyi vek. Moscow, 1973.
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Taking out the trash: on excavating settlements in general, and houses of the Battle Axe Culture in particular.
However, the first archaeologist to really dwell upon the topic was Aarne Ayrapaa (before 1930 Europaeus) who defined this pottery more closely and connected it with European Battle Axe cultures (Ayrapaa 1915, 10 ff.
It has led to the view that the era from the end of the Battle Axe culture to the Bronze Age was increasingly characterised by a male warrior ideology.
The necessity of steadfast maintenance of social relations between inhabitants of these regions, was probably to a great degree caused by the increase of military threat from the tribes of Battle Axe culture belonging to another economic-cultural type.
In the regions of the Upper Volga and the Basin of Msta River, the massive flow of amber ceased with the infiltration of cattle-breeding populations belonging to the Battle Axe culture.
They are present in the Battle Axe Culture of the upper Oder area, north-eastern Germany.
A dating to the latest part of the Battle Axe Culture is in good agreement with all the finds.
There are few examples of destruction by fire in the context of burials from the preceding Battle Axe Culture (Lindstrom 1994: 61-4; Malmer 1962: 223-8; Sarlvik & Jonsater 1974: 93-4).
Ritually significant burning is evident in connection with mortuary buildings (Larsson 1988: 91) as well as at settlement sites of the Battle Axe Culture (Larsson 1992: 106).
They are dated to the latest Funnel Beaker culture and the Battle Axe culture.
A grave from the Battle Axe Culture at Ullstorp, Southern Scania, Sweden, Papers of the Archaeological Institute University of Lund 1987-1988 n.

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