First Temperate Neolithic

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The First Temperate Neolithic (FTN) is an archaeological horizon consisting of the earliest archaeological cultures of Neolithic Southeastern Europe, dated to c. 6400–5100 BCE.[1] The cultures of the FTN were the first to practice agriculture in temperate Europe, which required significant innovations in farming technology previously adapted to a mediterranean climate.[2]

The constituent cultures of the FTN are:[1]


  1. ^ a b Chapman, John (2000). Fragmentation in Archaeology: People, Places, and Broken Objects. London: Routledge. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-415-15803-9.
  2. ^ Nandris, John (June 1970). "The Development and Relationships of the Earlier Greek Neolithic". Man. New Series. 5 (2): 192–213. JSTOR 2799647.