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The North-Eastern Battle Axe Culture, also known as the Rahsa culture, was a pan-cultural movement in material culture that spread in the temperate regions of the North-Eastern peninsula during the local Chalcolithic era.

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These peoples don't share the same language but share many similar cultural artifacts, one is weaponry. Each seem to develop the copper battleaxe as their main infantry weapon, this came originally from a woodcutting implement.

The soldiers of these people are mostly very lightly armored, being farmers who take up their weapons in defense of their lands. Their other shared developments include a shield made mostly of wood and animal hide with a copper boss and simple helmets made of animal tusks and horns. Soldiers who can afford it can have breastplates made of made of limestone.

They have developed the used of the fired clay brick in building of their homesteads, and others used stone binded with clay mortar. Roofs are straw thatched. Their arts all involved complex geometric shapes and patterns and is found on their pottery and stone carvings. But human figures are depicted in an abstract way almost reminiscent of Australian aboriginal art. Their funeral rites consist of cremation of the deceased and placing of the ashes and remains in a hollowed out log, which is then painted with the form of the deceased by priests and placed in a sacred cave or complex underground catacomb systems.