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Stroke-ornamented ware culture in Czech Republic

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The Stroke-ornamented ware, Stroked Pottery culture, Danubian Ib culture of V. Gordon Childe, or Middle Danubian culture is the successor of the Linear Pottery culture, a major archaeological horizon of the European Neolithic in Central Europe. The STK flourishes during approximately 4600-4400 BC. Centered on Silesia in Poland, eastern Germany and the northern Czech Republic, it overlaps with the Lengyel horizon to the south, and the Rössen culture to the west.

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 Much of the Musical Note pottery features incised zig-zag bands going around the pot, with punctures at the line segment junctions. The STK abandons incision in favor bands of small punctures, also in zig-zag patterns, with a vertical band dividing each angle. The effect is a band pattern of contiguous A-frames.

Bylany site

Where the Musical Note pottery expanded east over the Bug River, the STK moved down the Vistula and Elbe. Also, the STK people preferenced a  cremation rather than a inhumation - the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave . The preceding early LBK had used both methods of a burial.

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In the younger phase of this culture, special circular structures find so far, the so-called roundels. The roundels was probably  a sociocultural compounds.

     

          Rondels near Kolín

 Settlements with  the Stroke -ornamented ware culture:
Příšovice u Turnova
Bylany: Neolithic settlement Bylany
Mšeno
Březno near Louny
Plotiště nad Labem
Předměřice nad Labem
Úhřetice
Jaroměř