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Chasséen Culture


Definition: Chasséen Culture is the name given to a Middle Neolithic Bell beaker culture throughout what is now France between 4500 and 2500 BC. The villages were small and sedentary with between 100-400 people, and one of the few apparently egalitarian societies of the Neolithic period. The type site is Chassey le Camp.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.
Also Known As: Chassey culture
Chassey le Camp (France)

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