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.

REFERENCE

Mongait, A. L. Arkheologiia Zapadnoi Evropy: Kamennyi vek. Moscow, 1973.
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New dates for the Late Neolithic Corded Ware Culture burials and early husbandry in the East Baltic region.
Because the change in the building tradition towards larger, more oblong and multi-room structures took place simultaneously with the spread of the Corded Ware Culture up North (ca.
The Corded Ware culture is mainly known through burials.
The houses connected to the Corded Ware culture and to other synchronous cultures distributed around the southern shore of the Baltic and associated with Indo-Europeans (i.
Corded Ware associated with the housepits and alien characteristics in the Comb Ware vessels of the Mattilan VPK-talo site, as well as the profiled Late Comb Ware sherds of the Meskaartty site, might point to the fusion of the Corded Ware Culture and the Comb Ware tradition already before the formation of the final Neolithic Kiukainen Culture.
It is pointed out in the article that multi-room housepits appear in Finland fairly simultaneously with the first contacts with the Corded Ware Culture as it was spreading to the north-eastern shores of the Baltic Sea.
12) In Finnish archaeology there has always been a nearly total consensus that the Finnish Corded Ware Culture represents an immigration (e.
On the basis of the stone axe the discussed skeleton is connected with the Corded Ware Culture.
This axe type is considered to have developed in western Estonia with strong influences from the Finnish Corded Ware Culture (Jaanits et al.
In Early Neolithic graves there are as a rule few grave goods or these are lacking altogether, at the same time graves dated to the period from the Early to the Middle Neolithic and to the Middle Neolithic are rich in grave goods; Late Neolithic Corded Ware Culture burials have been equipped with different inventory.
Crouched burials of the Corded Ware Culture in east Baltic.