beaker-folk

Beaker folk

[bee-ker]
noun
a late Neolithic to Copper Age people living in Europe, so called in reference to the bell beakers commonly found buried with their dead in barrows.
Also called Beaker people.


Origin:
1920–25

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Beaker folk
 
n
a prehistoric people thought to have originated in the Iberian peninsula and spread to central Europe and Britain during the second millennium bc
 
[C20: named after the beakers found among their remains]

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