History of Romania

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6050 BCE Jan 1

Cucuteni–Trypillia Culture


The Neolithic-Age Cucuteni area in northeastern Romania was the western region of one of the earliest European civilizations, known as the Cucuteni–Trypillia culture.[1] The earliest-known salt works is at Poiana Slatinei near the village of Lunca; it was first used in the early Neolithic around 6050 BCE by the Starčevo culture and later by the Cucuteni-Trypillia culture in the pre-Cucuteni period.[2] Evidence from this and other sites indicates the Cucuteni-Trypillia culture extracted salt from salt-laden spring water through the process of briquetage.[3]