Bug Culture

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Widespread communities living in the valleys of the Rivers Bug and Dniester in the Ukraine who adopted the use of pottery around 5500 bc within a hunter‐gatherer economy. Settlements appear to be short‐lived camps beside rivers and lakes. The subsistence base revolved around red deer, wild pigs and cattle, roe deer, birds, shellfish, and fish, with some evidence for plant gathering. Some imported pottery of Linearbandkeramik and Criş type suggests contacts with the agricultural communities to the west, but there is no evidence for agriculture amongst Bug Culture groups.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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