Beloe More Culture

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Beloe More (White Sea) Culture


a Neolithic culture, developed between 3000 and 2000 B.C. along the shores of the Dvina Gulf and along the eastern portion of the Onega Gulf on the White Sea. Relics from the White Sea culture belong to temporary nomadic camps. Characteristic of them are long triangular flint arrowheads (often with serrated edges), scrapers made from large chips, flint animal figurines, and large round-bottomed clay vessels with indented comblike geometric designs (in later stages with rolls attached near the mouth). The similarity of the ceramics of the White Sea culture to that of the Oka Neolithic sites suggests that the White Sea culture is genetically related to them.


Briusov, A. Ia. Ocherki po istorii plemen Evropeiskoi chasti SSSR ν neoliticheskuiu epokhu. Moscow, 1952.
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