Tisza culture
Geographical rangeCentral Europe, Pannonian Plain
Datesc. 4200 BC – 3200 BC
Preceded byLinear Pottery culture, Vinča culture
Followed byTiszapolgár culture

The Tisza culture is a Neolithic archaeological culture of the Alföld plain in modern-day Hungary, Western Romania, Eastern Slovakia and Ukrainian Zakarpattia Oblast in Central Europe. The culture is dated to the 5th and 4th millennia BCE.


In a 2017 genetic study published in Nature, the remains of five individuals ascribed to the Tisza culture was analyzed. Of the three samples of Y-DNA extracted, one belonged to I2a1, one belonged to I, and one belonged to G2.[1][2]

I2a2a, and one belonged to H. mtDNA extracted were various subclades of U, H, T and K.[1][2]