Transforming Beaker Culture in North-West Europe; Processes of Fusion and Fission

  title={Transforming Beaker Culture in North-West Europe; Processes of Fusion and Fission},
  author={Stuart Needham},
  journal={Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society},
  pages={171 - 217}
  • S. Needham
  • Published 2005
  • Art
  • Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
‘It is the slippery assemblages and the social traditions they represent, that we are trying to precipitate from the mass of beaker data’. Clarke 1970, 33 The pottery we collectively call ‘Beakers’ is united by the thread of a potting and style tradition, Wrapped up in that tradition are also expressions concerning what such a pot is for and who it may represent. Both style and those embedded meanings mutate through the long currency of British Beakers. Indeed, the newly emerging chronology for… 
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