CATEGORY: site; culture DEFINITION: An Eneolithic and Early Bronze Age site in central Bulgaria which lends its name to a culture of the lower Danube basin and the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. There were two building phases of the Veselinovoculture (Karanovo III) dated c 4320 BC, a level with Karanovo IV pottery, eight building levels of the Copper Age (Karanovo V-VII) dated c 3630 BC, and nine building levels of the Early Bronze Age. The Bronze Age levels have radiocarbon dates of c 2500-2200 BC and the pottery has affinities with the Early Bronze Age of Troy. Ezero had a very rich bone, antler, and stoneindustry and provides the most detailed chronology for southeastern Europe for the time period.
CATEGORY: site DEFINITION: A cemeterysite of the Late Neolithic near the Black Sea coast of Rumania dating to the mid-4th millennium BC. Over 300 inhumations are known, occurring in groups, some with rich grave goods of the Hamangiaculture. There is also a Late Copper Age sitedating to the 3rd millennium BC that ranges over the Black Sea coast of Rumania and Bulgaria. The latter had short-lived occupation sites and is associated with the Ezero group.