Tisza culture
HorizonOld Europe
Geographical rangeCentral Europe, Pannonian Plain
PeriodNeolithic, Chalcolithic
Datesc. 5400 BC – 4500 BC
Preceded byLinear Pottery culture, Starčevo culture
Followed byTiszapolgár culture, Lengyel 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 between 5400 BCE and 4500/4400 BCE.[1][2]


House reconstruction


Lipson et al. (2017) analyzed the remains of five individuals ascribed to the Tisza culture. The three males were G-P15, I-P37 and I-P215.[6] mtDNA extracted were various subclades of U, H, T, and K.[6]


  1. ^ Gimbutas, Marija (1991). The Civilization of the Goddess: The World of Old Europe. HarperSanFrancisco. p. 73. ISBN 0062503685.
  2. ^ "The Tisza culture (Tisza - Herpály - Csőszhalom) [Donau-Archäologie]". www.donau-archaeologie.de. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  3. ^ "Ritual and Memory: Neolithic Era and Copper Age". Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. 2022.
  4. ^ "Experimental reconstruction of a neolithic house at the Polgár-Csőszhalom settlement". 2012.
  5. ^ "Újkőkori ház kísérleti rekonstrukciója Polgár-Csőszhalom telepuléséről". 2007.
  6. ^ a b Lipson 2017.

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