pit-comb ware

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A style of rather coarse round‐bottomed pottery decorated with small pits made in the outer surface of the vessel often in association with the marks left by impressing a bone comb into the clay. Such ware is found widely over the forest zone north and east of the Baltic and in Circumpolar cultures through into northern Russia. It dates mainly to the 3rd and 4th millennia bc and is associated with late hunter‐gatherer and incipient agriculture‐using groups.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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