Monday, September 29, 2014

Bell Beaker Site Found In NE Poland

Archaeologists appear to have found a site from the Bell Beaker archaeological culture in Northeast Poland, the furthest Northeast that evidence of the culture has been found to date.

The Bell Beaker culture was the defining culture of Western Europe, emanating from Portugal in the Copper Age and early Bronze Age of Western Europe and into Northern Europe.  Some people suspect that it was the last major pre-Indo-European culture of the region and that is provided the major shift in the population genetic mix of the region.

Much of Central and Eastern Europe was defined by the Corded Ware archaeological culture while the Bell Beaker culture prevailed to the West.

1 comment:

andrew said...

The Bell Beaker blog reports that the study has been retracted and was probably Corded Ware after all.