Catacomb culture

The Catacomb culture was a Bronze Age culture which flourished on the Pontic steppe in 2800–1700 BC.

Catacomb culture
Geographical rangePontic steppe
PeriodBronze Age
Datesca. 2800–1700 BC
Preceded byYamnaya culture
Followed byAbashevo culture, Multi-cordoned ware culture, Srubnaya culture

Originating on the southern steppe as an outgrowth of the Yamnaya culture, the Catacomb culture came to cover a large area. It was probably Indo-European-speaking. Influences of the Catacomb culture have been detected as far as Mycenaean Greece. It spawned the Multi-cordoned ware culture and was eventually succeeded by the Srubnaya culture.