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.
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British Dictionary definitions for Beaker folk
a prehistoric people thought to have originated in the Iberian peninsula and spread to central Europe and Britain during the second millennium bc
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