Fatyanovo Culture

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Late Copper Age and early Bronze Age communities of the 2nd millennium bc in the upper Volga region of Russia, named after a cemetery site excavated near Yaroslavl, Moscow Region. The extent of the culture covers the former Volga–Oka Culture area, but a northern variant known as the Yaroslav–Kalinin group and a southern variant known as the Moscow group have been recognized. Burials were in fairly deep‐cut flat graves as single individuals, the main grave goods including globular jars, stone battle‐axes with distinctive drooping blades, copper trinkets, and sometimes clay models of wheels. Part of the Single Grave Tradition.

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