Tisza Culture

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Late Neolithic culture of the early 4th millennium bc in eastern Hungary, northeast Croatia, and northwest Romania, broadly contemporary with the Vinča–Pločnik Phase south of the Danube. Characteristic pottery forms include anthropomorphic vessels and vessels with incised basketry designs or painting applied after firing. Copper objects are known. Settlements include villages of up to 15 ha, usually situated near the confluence of important rivers. Cereal cultivation was an integral part of the economy and is demonstrated by the large number of storage jars, fired‐clay bins, and granaries found at settlements. In addition, local domestication of wild aurochs is attested, allied to intensive cattle husbandry.

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