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Cortaillod culture

Cortaillod culture
Geographical range Valais, West and Central Switzerland.
Period Later Neolithic
Dates 3900-3500 BC
Preceded by Classic Cortaillod, Early Cortaillod
Followed by Horgen culture
Dates and locations of prehistoric Swiss cultures

The Cortaillod culture is one of several archaeologically defined cultures belonging to the Neolithic period of Switzerland. The Cortaillod Culture in the west of the region is contemporary with the Pfyn Culture in the east and dates from between 3900-3500 BC. The Classic Cortaillod Culture of the western Alpine foreland and the Early Cortaillod Culture of central Switzerland pre-date this at 4300-3900 BC.

Evidence such as higher frequencies of Alpine foreland.

Sources

Schibler, J. 2006. The economy and environment of the 4th and 3rd millennia BC in the northern Alpine foreland based on studies of animal bones. Environmental Archaeology 11(1): 49-64


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