Seine–Oise–Marne Culture

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Late Neolithic culture of the Paris Basin dating to the period 3400–2800 bc, characterized by a variety of tomb types, including passage graves similar to those of Brittany, as well as local forms such as simple stone‐lined trench graves and underground gallery graves (allées couvertes), some with access through a circular port‐hole in a blocking stone. Collective burial was practised. Among grave goods are plain, flat‐based, pots; leaf‐shaped, tanged, and transverse arrowheads; a variety of stone ornamental pendants, amulets, and buttons; and occasional beads of copper.

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