Rössen Culture

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Middle Neolithic culture of central Europe, named after an inhumation cemetery of 70 graves near Merseburg in central Germany. The Rössen Culture is the successor to the Linearbandkeramik in the upper Danube and Rhineland, dating to the early 4th millennium bc. Settlements may be enclosed, and houses were generally trapezoidal, rather than long and rectangular in plan as in the LBK. Pottery includes round‐bottomed and pedestalled bowls with characteristic ornament in incised or ‘stabbed’ technique.

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