|Geographical range||Russia, Kazakhstan|
|Dates||c. 2700 BCE – 2100 BCE|
|Preceded by||Yamnaya culture, Catacomb culture, Sintashta culture|
|Followed by||Srubna culture, Sintashta culture|
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Poltavka culture (Russian: Полтавкинская культура), 2700—2100 BCE, an early to middle Bronze Age archaeological culture of the middle Volga from about where the Don-Volga canal begins up to the Samara Bend in Russia, with an easterly extension north of present Kazakhstan along the Samara River valley to somewhat west of Orenburg.
Together with the Catacomb culture it is the successor of the Yamnaya culture, while also succeeded by the Sintashta culture. It seems to be an early manifestation of the Srubna culture. There is evidence of influence from the Maykop culture to its south.
- Полтавкинская культура – Большая русская энциклопедия (БРЭ). Т.26. Москва, 2016