|Geographical range||Central Bosnia|
|Dates||c. 6230 BC – c. 4900 BC|
|Major sites||Kakanj - Obre, Obre II, Papratnica, Plandište; Visoko - Arnautovići, Okolište; Zavidovići - Tuk|
|Preceded by||Cardium pottery, Starčevo culture|
|Followed by||Butmir culture|
Central Bosnia, areas in Sarajevo, Visoko and Zenica basins were one of the main areas of prehistoric populations, especially along the shores of river Bosna. Central Bosnia was already populated with other cultures like Starčevo and Cardium pottery which were the basis for creation of unique culture that is known as Kakanj culture, as first findings were at the site called Obre, near town of Kakanj. Maria Gimbutas regarded Kakanj culture as local variant of Starčevo, with elements of Danilo group.
Other known locations of this culture are sited at: Kakanj – Plandište, Papratnica; Visoko – Arnautovići, Okolište, and Tuk near Zavidovići. Kakanj culture will have great influence on the forming of Butmir culture.
Excavated settlements were not uniform. Site in Obre included rectangular houses with 1 or 2 rooms, foundations made of stone and clay loam walls. Stone tools are predominant, especially molded hatchets. Tools like spatulas and needles were made out of bones.
Pottery is versatile, coarse and monochrome. The surface of the monochrome ceramics is well polished, as is in Butmir culture. The shapes include vessels with tall hollow conical stems, alongside bowls with thicker rims and 4-foot rhytons. Plastic is poorly represented.