Middle Neolithic farming communities occupying southern Bulgaria, the lower Danube Valley, the Plain of Drama, and the Strumica Valley in the later 5th millennium bc, named after the type‐site tell near Jambol in eastern Bulgaria. The culture is often recognized by its distinctive pottery: coarse wares and thick‐walled finewares. The finewares are almost always undecorated and made in piriform and cylindrical beakers with flat bases or standing on cylindrical legs. Many of the pots were provided with curving handles with a round cross‐section and a knobbed terminal. Clay figurines of humans and animals are also known. The Veselinovo Culture is represented in Level III at Karanovo and is contemporary with stages A–B of the Vinča Culture.