Cultural Relations between the Great Hungarian Plain and the Southern Baltic Coast. Imports from the Bodrogkeresztúr Culture on the Site Dąbki 9 (Middle Pomerania)
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Around 5600-5500 cal BC first farmers appeared at the North European Lowland initiating ca 2.000 years lasting process of neolithisation of this area. A unique feature of Dabki settlement is the presence of several horizons of imports in the Late Mesolithic and early FBC context, mainly pottery vessels. These imports point toward an important role of that place in the exchange system between Mesolithic groups inhabited Central European Lowland and Neolithic people. Beside local hunters-gatherers, groups of Linear Band Pottery, Stroke Band Pottery, Ertebolle, Brzesc Kujawski Group, Funnel Beaker and finally Bodrogkeresztúr cultures were engaged in these contacts. Till 2009 on site 9 at Dabki there were discovered 8 potsherds of the Bodrogkeresztúr culture. Ornamentation, morphology, and technology of the fragments are typical for the pottery of the culture in question. We can synchronize the discussed imports with the earliest Funnel Beaker settlement stage in Dabki, i.e. with years 4100/4000 cal BC.
- Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii, Polska Akademia Nauk, ul. Sławkowska 17, 31-016 Kraków, Poland, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Agnieszka Czekaj-Zastawny, Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii, Polska Akademia Nauk, ul. Slawkowska 17, 31-016 Krakow, Poland
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