Sites & cities that bear the name of Butmir


Today in : Bosnia and Herzegovina
First trace of activity : 5,100 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 4,500 B.C.E

Description : The Butmir culture was a major Neolithic culture in central Bosnia, developed along the shores of the river Bosna, spanning from Sarajevo to Zavidovići. It was discovered in 1893, at the site located in Butmir, in the vicinity of Ilidža, which gave its name to entire cultural group of the late Neolithic in central Bosnia, the Butmir culture. It is characterized by its unique elaborately decorated pottery and anthropomorphic Figurines, and is one of the best researched European cultures from 5100 to 4500 BC. It was part of the larger Danube civilization. Largest Butmir site is in Visoko basin, in Okolište.

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