Budakalász


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Budakalász

 

a burial ground belonging to the Baden, or Pecel, culture that was discovered near Budapest in 1952. More than 550 graves were uncovered. Burying predominated, although cremation is also evident; cenotaphs were found as well. The unearthed objects include tureens divided into two parts, small pitchers, canoe-shaped stone axes, copper awls, beads, and shells of the genus Dentalium. A unique find was a rectangular vessel that had four wheels instead of the usual four legs; this is the oldest evidence of the existence of carriages in Central Europe. The burial ground dates from the third millennium B.C.

REFERENCE

Banner, J. “Die Péceler Kultur.” In the collection Archaeologia Hungarica, series nova, vol. 35. Budapest, 1956.