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Beaker folk

  1. 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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Origin of Beaker folk

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called Beaker people.
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Historical Examples

  • We are forced to admit that we are in total ignorance of the language spoken by the Beaker-folk.

    The Bronze Age and the Celtic World

    Harold Peake

British Dictionary definitions for beaker folk

Beaker folk

  1. 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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Word Origin

C20: named after the beakers found among their remains
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