Talk:Beaker culture

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Finds in Britain

it's ok to have stuff on prehistoric Britain, no problem. As for the beaker culture, it does appear that the most finds by far are from Britain (we need a map), so Britain will have to be given some precedence on this article too. dab () 29 June 2005 16:36 (UTC)


I removed several sections of vandalism, although hilarious and satirical in nature, that do not contribute to this article related to defameing one David John Decoskey.

Pots and/or people

Recent DNA studies of burials in Great Britain come down fairly certainly on the side of migration. See Mike Pitts, "Was Beaker Invasion Greatest of All?" British Archaeology July/August 2017: 6, for a summary of research.

This is not my field, so I hesitate to write it up. I'm sure there is other recent DNA work on the topic that I don't know of. Would one of the original authors of this excellent article be prepared to take this on and bring the discussion up to date? KC 15:27, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Nature ( has a sensationalist (and over-simplified) discussion that includes references to even-more-recent DNA studies and commentary on their meaning and use (in general and with respect to migration in Europe in specific). Kdammers (talk) 05:15, 28 April 2018 (UTC)


1. If and as long as, "Radiocarbon dating seems to support that the earliest "Maritime" Bell Beaker design style is encountered in Iberia, specifically in the vibrant copper-using communities of the Tagus estuary in Portugal around 2800–2700 BC and spread from there to many parts of western Europe.[3][13]" the Iberian finds are the absolute oldest ones, I see no logic in postulating any other locations of origin.

2. If and because the source "An overview of all available sources from southern Germany concluded that Bell Beaker was a new and independent culture in that area, contemporary with the Corded Ware culture.[14][15]" is limited to southern Germany, it does not justify the conclusion written here. HJJHolm (talk) 08:54, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

I would suggest to be bold and edit the article yourself. These articles do not have many watchers or receive much attention. Hrodvarsson (talk) 12:23, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Map differs from text

Regrettably, the bad map ignores the Jutland Beakers described in the text, and thus mistakenly could support the false "gap" mentioned in Olalde et al. (2018).2003:DD:F14:6264:4DF7:91EF:EFFE:63F4 (talk) 16:48, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Again, this map is the worst available in the net. I have not the knowledge of handling the conditions of wiki to replace it, however, anybody with this knowledge could easily find better maps, which must include the northern and eastern extensions of the bell beaker culture, e.g., in google pictures.2003:DD:F15:C5F1:EDAF:31B3:B978:22F2 (talk) 09:45, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
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