Pfyn culture

Pfyn culture

The Pfyn Culture is one of several archaeologically-defined cultures of the Neolithic period in Switzerland. It dates from c. 3900 BC to c. 3500 BC.


Intensification of pig farming occurred during the Pfyn culture in the eastern part of the Alpine foreland. Keeping large numbers of pigs is typical of the Horgen and Corded Ware culture. This 'pig economy' was exported westward by the Horgen culture.


Schibler, J. 2006. The economy and environment of the 4th and 3rd millennia BC in the northern Alpine foreland based on studies of animal bones. Environmental Archaeology 11(1): 49-65

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