beaker people

beaker people
noun plural

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Beaker Folk or Beaker People,
a prehistoric group of European people before the Bronze Age whose significant artifact was pottery in the shape of a bell or beaker.

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Beaker People [Beaker People] noun [pl]
people who came to Britain from the continent of Europe in the early ↑Bronze Age. They used ↑beakers (= cups with wide mouths) for drinking, and many of these have been found in their burial places.

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