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Danilo culture
European Middle Neolithic
European Middle Neolithic
HorizonOld Europe
Datesc. 4700–3900 BCE
Major sitesDanilo, Croatia
Preceded byCardium pottery culture
Followed byHvar culture

Danilo culture (Croatian: Danilska kultura) was a Neolithic culture of the Dalmatian coast of Croatia and parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, dating to 4700-3900 BC.

The dig site consists of large numbers of pits and post holes whose associated material has been subdivided typologically into five phases.

There are two associated pottery styles, painted in black and broad red bands on buff ware, and incised on dark burnished ware, belong in the Middle Neolithic. The geometric designs suggest connections with contemporary wares in Italy, particularly Ripoli and Serra D'Alto. There was also a long blade and tanged point stone industry closely related to fishing.


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