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From German LBK, from Linearbandkeramische or Linienbandkeramische (used alongside Kultur).

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  1. (archaeology) Linear Pottery culture; often used attributively.
    • 1996, Julian Thomas, Time, Culture, and Identity: An Interpretative Archaeology, Routledge, page 114:
      A number of authors have pointed out that while these pots are dissimilar from LBK wares, they may have a generalised affinity with the Cardial pottery of the Mediterranean (Lüning et al. 1989).
    • 1996 [Routledge], I. J. Thorpe, The Origins of Agriculture in Europe, 2005, Taylor & Francis e-Library, page 41,
      The LBK was succeeded by a variety of regional pottery traditions (Bogucki and Grygiel 1993).
    • 2013, Eszter Bánffy, “Chapter 6: Tracing the Beginning of Sedentary Life in the Carpathian Basin: The Formation of the LBK House”, in Daniela Hofmann, Jessica Smyth, editors, Tracking the Neolithic House in Europe: Sedentism, Architecture and Practice, Springer, page 117:
      However, in the northern areas and in central Europe sedentary life can be linked to the central European Linear Pottery culture (LBK), emerging around 5550 cal BC (Bánffy and Oross 2010, pp. 260–268). The LBK longhouse of the Neolithic evolved south of the upper reaches of the Danube and spread to Austria, Moravia, Bohemia, Poland and Germany in its fully developed form with the earliest LBK groups.


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