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Late Bronze Age communities forming a regional variant of the Urnfield Tradition living between the Elbe and the Oder and eastwards into Poland in the mid 2nd and early 1st millennia bc. The culture is characterized by its fine bronze work and dark pottery, the latter sometimes graphite‐burnished and decorated with applied bosses and fluting. A few fortified settlements are known, including the well‐preserved site of Biskupin in Poland. Burials show a combination of cremations either in flat cemeteries (urnfields) or under round barrows. In northern areas of its range this culture may have persisted down into the Hallstatt Iron Age.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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