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The eponymous site of a later Neolithic regional group of the Alfold Linear Pottery, located in the town of Hodmez-dvdsarhely in southeast Hungary. The settlement has two occupation layers, a level with late Alfold Linear pottery and a level with Szakalhat pottery. For many years Hungarian archaeologists failed to distinguish Szakalhat pottery from pottery of the later Tisza culture; now the Szakalhat group is recognized as a separate entity, distributed in the southern part of the Alfold plain c4300-4000 be. The two main pottery decorative styles — wide incised curvilinear and dark burnished — are often combined on the same vessels.

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