Otomani Culture

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Eastern European culture, centred upon northeastern Hungary and northwest Romania during the early and middle Bronze Age, broadly 1600–1300 bc. Settlements were generally fortified and set on low hills. Others lay on promontories, by rivers, or in marshland. Otomani pottery is distinguished by its elaborately fluted and bossed ornament, and the classical phase of the culture is associated with exotic metalwork hoards such as those of Hajdusamson and Tufalau. Cemeteries are not well known, but those that have been explored suggest inurned cremation was the main burial rite.

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