Late Neolithic and Copper Age communities of Sardinia in the western Mediterranean in the late 4th and 3rd millennia bc. Open villages, caves, and rock‐cut tombs are known. The pottery is of very high quality, with polished and burnished surfaces. Decoration includes incised motifs such as zig‐zags, hatched triangles, arcs, festoons, and stars. The carinated forms suggest some connections with Chassey or Lagozza pottery, but the decoration is quite different. Marble figurines and a few copper and silver objects are also known. Beaker ceramics reached Sardinia from southern France during the later Ozieri Culture.