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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Among her topics are methods of studying flint tools, harvesting and processing cereals, hide processing, ornament making, conveying special kinds of personhood in the Single Grave culture, the ideological significance of exotic flint, and domestic flint in the age of metal.
From the end of the Single Grave culture about 2400 cal BC until well into the Bronze Age after 1700 cal BC, the flint dagger was the main prestige item deposited in male graves in Denmark.
Non-flint tools such as thick-butted axes (FIGURE 6:3) and battle axes -- regional types as well as examples from the west Danish Single Grave Culture (FIGURE 6:7) -- have been exposed to fire.

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