farming, animal husbandry
pottery, metallurgy, wheel
circular ditches, henges, megaliths
The Karanovo culture is a neolithic culture (Karanovo I-III ca. 62nd to 55th centuries BC) named for the Bulgarian village of Karanovo (bg) (Караново, Sliven Province 42°30′41″N 25°54′54″E / 42.51139°N 25.91500°E / 42.51139; 25.91500). The site at Karanovo itself was a hilltop settlement of 18 buildings, housing some 100 inhabitants.. This site was inhabited more or less continuously from the early 7th to the early 2nd millennia BC.
The layers at Karanovo are employed as a chronological system for Balkans prehistory: