Argar Culture

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An early Bronze Age culture of southeastern Spain, named for the type‐site in Almeria. Settlements are generally fortified with rectilinear layout of houses and streets, as at El Oficio, and include extensive burials within the settlement area. Burials are individual or paired, rather than communal, in cists in the early phase of the culture and subsequently in jars. Characteristic artefacts include triangular bronze daggers and halberds and silver ornaments, the principal pottery forms being plain, carinated bowls and tall, pedestaled ‘fruit stands’. The culture spans the first half of the 2nd millennium bc.

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