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Vaˇdastra Culture


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A middle to late Neolithic culture of southwestern Romania and northern Bulgaria, north of the Veselinovo Culture, dating to the late 5th millennium bc and thus contemporary with stage A–B of the Vinča Culture of the western Balkans. Named after the type‐site tell in the modern village of Vădastra, this culture had a full agricultural economy. Cattle bones from sites of the culture suggest that draught animals were used for traction. Distinctive styles of pottery were made in three main categories: poorly fired coarse tempered wares for storage; decorated bowls in a medium quality ware; and thin‐walled rather fine pottery fired grey or black in colour decorated with narrow channelling or fluting.

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