People during string pottery culture

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3000 BC

String pottery, i.e. cultures of the Russian axes or pole-axes spread in Europe in a very large territory from River Rheine up to Volga and from Scandinavia to Switzerland, Czech and Dnepr.

The cultures of string pottery have been related to the migrations or strong impacts of the Indo-European ancestors. New cultural phenomena reached Estonia probably as the co-impact of two previous factors. Probably very few new citizens arrived here and they merged with the locals with time.

The differences of the cultures of comb pottery and string pottery were though so major that these could have been followed up to the end of the Stone Age.

On the photo: pieces of string pottery from Riigiküla XIV settlement

Aivar Kriiska, Andres Tvauri. Eesti muinasaeg. Avita 2002


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