Collection Description

Tradition Name

Bell Beaker

Tradition Description

The Bell Beaker Tradition occurred in the temperate areas of Western Europe between 4500 and 3800 BP (2500-1800 BC). The Bell Beaker people practiced a sedentary agriculture supplemented by animal husbandry and lived in small villages grouped into chiefdoms. Diagnostic artifacts include bell-shaped ceramic beakers decorated with stamped horizontal bands, copper knives, flint arrowheads with barbs and tangs, and polished stone wristguards.

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Region

Europe --General Europe

Countries

France

Portugal

Spain

OWC Code

E050

Number of Documents

9

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Number of Pages

1349

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