A Geomorghological Study of the Vészt″o-Bikeri Paleochannel, Hungary
Christine Boyd

Vészto-Bikiri (Vészto-20) is an early Copper Age single component archaeological
site1 that lies in the southwestern area of Hungary, roughly 15 kilometers from the
Romanian border. The Tiszapolgar culture occupied the site for approximately 500
years, dating from about BP 5000-BP 4500. The Vészto-20 site is in a region called the
Great Hungarian Plain, also known as the Nagy-Alföld2. During the Holocene epoch3,
geomorphological changes occurred throughout the plain, creating a predominantly flat
landscape cut by rivers and channels. A dry shallow meander4 of the former Körös River
lies adjacent to the Vészto-20 site. The purpose of this report is to present hypotheses
that may relate the meander and the river that cut its channel to the development of the
village site, Vészto-20.