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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In some cemeteries and settlements with the Corded Ware of the eastern Baltic region dated to the end of the III--the beginning of the II millennium BC slate rings are present (Yanits 1952; Loze 1993), whereas on the settlements of Karelia and Finland dated to the second half of the III millennium BC this type is absent.
in the village of Veibri on the border of Tartu town approximately 130 m west of a Corded Ware Culture settlement site (reg.
This type, therefore, involves several ceramic types regarded as separate groups at the present time (in Estonia Late Combed Ware, Corded Ware, Early Textile Ceramics, Textile Ceramics).
Corded Ware tradition spread into the Gulf of Finland region in the 3rd millennium BC (Nordqvist & Hakala 2014, 22; Krijska et al.
One approximately 4,500-year-old individual belonged to Estonia's Corded Ware culture.
These included migrations from both Western and Eastern Europe towards the end of the Stone Age, through expanding cultures such as the Bell Beaker and the Corded Ware (named after their pots).
Archaeologists do not think it was a mistake or coincidence given the importance attached to funerals during the period, known as the Corded Ware era because of the pottery it produced.
Archaeologists in the Czech Republic has claim the remains of a 5,000-year-old male in a grave might have belonged to the world's oldest known gay caveman--the reasoning behind this one being, the man in question was discovered buried in a way normally reserved only for women of the Corded Ware culture in the Copper Age that is with its head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs, rituals only previously seen in female graves.
Caption: During the Bronze Age, the Yamnaya culture migrated north, west and east from eastern Europe, introducing customs and genes to the younger Corded Ware and Afanasievo cultures.
Corded Ware was first recognized in Finland by Julius Ailio, who in his groundbreaking work on Finnish Stone Age called it 'Alastaro pottery' after Alastaro Kalamaki settlement site located in south-western Finland (Ailio 1909, 92 f.
One of those populations, the Corded Ware culture, is represented by this woman's shell-covered skeleton excavated in Germany.
AOW groups also came into contact with Corded Ware groups after 3000 BC, which inflicted changes in the material culture, economy and society (e.