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Beaker folk

[ bee-ker ]
/ ˈbi kər /
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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.

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Also called Beaker people.

Origin of Beaker folk

First recorded in 1920–25
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Beaker folk

noun

a prehistoric people thought to have originated in the Iberian peninsula and spread to central Europe and Britain during the second millennium bc

Word Origin for Beaker folk

C20: named after the beakers found among their remains
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