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Encyclopedia > Vinca culture

The Vinča culture was an early culture of Europe (between the 6th and the 3rd millennium BC), stretching around the course of Danube in Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, although traces of it can be found all around the Balkans.


It was named after Vinča, a suburb of Belgrade, where in 1908 several artifacts were found.


See also

External links

  • Vinca culture pottery (http://netsell.com/lococo/pottery.html)
  • culture.fr: The Vinca Culture (http://www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/harsova/en/balk6.htm)

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Ancient Wisdom Cultures & People (1224 words)
It is understandable then that Vinca is singled out in the archaeological science as a reliable benchmark in examining the emergence and development of a number of Neolithic and Copper Ages cultures in the middle and south-eastern Europe.
Thus, Vinca is a notion signifying nowadays the peak of Neolithic farming settled culture in Europe.
Although the settlement of those colonists in Vinca was relatively short-lived and small in scope, and although it is impossible to discover any new, specific expression in their achievement, they nevertheless left a document in Vinca, of extreme importance for the study of their physical appearance and spiritual culture.
Ancient Wisdom Cultures & People (1326 words)
The oldest settlement in Vinca was neither fenced nor fortressed, and the relics from the tent-like huts are associated with painstaking but serene living of peasants, whose daily life consisted of hard work, making stone tools and various ceramic dishes and naturally tending their land, animals, and catch.
Vinca became the biggest market in Southeast Europe not only because of an exceptional value of own products but rare materials or objects, which were brought in from Transylvania, upper Tisza valley, lower Danubian valley and even from the coasts of Aegean and Adriatic seas.
Judging on the looks of clay idols and various culture objects, it was expressed in rituals and myths connected with the turn of seasons, sawing or harvesting times births and deaths, and permanent life cycle, visually most completely expressed in the presentation of a woman with a baby in her arms.
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