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A multi-level settlement site of the Late Neolithic Cucuteni culture, located west of Ia§i, north Moldavia, Rumania. The main settlement level, of the Cucuteni A3 phase, has a radiocarbon date of c3130 be. The village of almost 70 houses lies on a promontory site, the neck of which is defended by a ditch and palisade. Rich polychrome painted ware is found in many houses; an important discovery is a group of large copper bossed pendants, with affinities in Denmark and Austria.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied