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]

See also


  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. ^ Sebők, Katalin (2012). "Experimental reconstruction of a neolithic house at the Polgár-Csőszhalom settlement". Leaflet Prepared and Printed for the Occasion of the International Workshop "Chronologies, Lithics and Metals" Held at the Archaeological Institute of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary Between 30.03 - 01.04. 2012.
  5. ^ Anders, Alexandra; Sebők, Katalin (2007). "Újkőkori ház kísérleti rekonstrukciója Polgár-Csőszhalom telepuléséről". Ősrégészeti Levelek/Prehistoric Newsletter 7 (2005), 24–49.
  6. ^ a b Lipson 2017.

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