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Bell beaker culture

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The Bell Beaker culture is an archaeological culture named after the inverted-bell beaker drinking vessel used at the very beginning of the European Bronze Age. Arising from around 2800 BC, it lasted in Britain until as late as 1800 BC but in continental Europe only until 2300 BC, when it was succeeded by the Unetice culture. The culture was widely dispersed throughout Western Europe, from various regions in Iberia and spots facing northern Africa to the Danubian plains, the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and also the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The Bell Beaker phenomenon shows substantial regional variation, and a study from 2018 found that it was associated with genetically diverse populations, with the sampled individuals outside of Iberia and Sicily characterised by significant levels of Pontic-Caspian steppe-related ancestry.
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    • Origins 

    • Expansion and Corded Ware contacts 

    • Migration vs. acculturation 

    • Migration 

    • Cultural diffusion 

    • Renewed emphasis on migration 

    • Bell Beaker artifacts 

    • Postulated linguistic connections 

    • Physical anthropology 

    • Genetics 

    • Extent and impact 

    • Iberian Peninsula 

    • Balearic Islands 

    • Central Europe 

    • Ireland 

    • Britain 

    • Italian Peninsula 

    • Sardinia 

    • Sicily 

    • Jutland 

    • Connections with other parts of Beaker culture 

    • Burial practices