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The Bell Beaker Phenomenon in Europe. A Harmony of Difference.

Vander Linden, M., 2024. The Bell Beaker Phenomenon in Europe. A Harmony of Difference. Cambridge University Press.

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DOI: 10.1017/9781009496872


Covering vast swathes of Europe, the Bell Beaker Phenomenon has enjoyed a privileged status in the history of archaeology and is often referred to as a key period in the transition from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age partly due to the emergence of social élites. After a brief presentation of the historiography of the Bell Beaker phenomenon, this Element offers a synthetic account of the available evidence structured on a regional basis. Following the renewed interest in human mobility generated by stable isotopes and ancient DNA studies, the central thesis developed here is that the Bell Beaker Phenomenon can adequately be described as a metapopulation, a concept borrowed from population ecology. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Item Type:Book
Series Name:Elements in the archaeology of Europe
Uncontrolled Keywords:Neolithic Europe; Chalcolithic Europe; Prehistoric Europe; Bell Beaker
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:39573
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:07 Mar 2024 13:04
Last Modified:07 Mar 2024 13:04


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