This ware is the earliest pottery in Caribbean South America and is the oldest pottery in the United States, making its appearance in Archaic shell mounds in Georgia and Florida before 2500 SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: FTNCATEGORY: culture DEFINITION: A term sometimes used to describe the earliest farming cultures in the temperate zone of Europe (and sometimes in other areas).
In southeast Europe from c 5400-4500/4300 (eastern and southwest Hungary), Cris (west and lowland Rumania), Kremikovci (northwest Bulgaria), and Karanovo (central and southern Bulgaria).
The vast majority of early FTN sites are located in the major river valleys of the Balkans, either as tell settlements or as short-lived flat sites.
In western Britain, there are examples of pottery covered with 'grass' impressions from Ulster, the Hebrides, and Cornwall, especially around the 5th-6th centuries AD.
The term also refers to crude handmade ware made in various parts of Frisia in the CATEGORY: artifact DEFINITION: Pottery embodying chopped grass or straw in its fabric as a tempering agent.
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Circa is widely used in genealogy and historical writing when the dates of events are not accurately known.