Tuesday, January 30, 2018

An Elite Dominance Model Of Beaker Pottery

A paper reviewed by Bell Beaker blogger assembles evidence that local people who encountered Bell Beaker elites at first tried to copy Bell Beaker pottery using their own techniques until their pottery had fully assimilated into the Bell Beaker approach.

This also suggests that people who copy one aspect of Bell Beaker culture might copy others in a similar elite dominance fashion, resulting in heavy borrowing from, or even language shift to, the language spoken by the newly arrived Bell Beaker people.

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