Middle Bronze age, 1800 BC

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The modest huts were replaced by larger houses and some settlements were fortified with earthworks and stone walls. Four wheel wagons were common throughout the Balkans, central Europe and Asia Minor.

The Carpathian arc from the Bohemia (Únĕtice culture), the upper Tiza (Otomani culture) and into Transylvania (Wietenburg culture) was the centre of the Bronze industry, trading up to the Baltic coast and east to the Caucasus. The 'alliance' of these three cultures used tin from Bohemia to produce Bronze in Transylvania and the their strength spread north of the Carpathians into the Ukraine (Komarów culture) and east to the Pontic Steppe.

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