By Christopher Prescott, Hakon Glorstad

It may be argued that parts of ecu background should be pointed out not just as a countrywide technique of the current but additionally as a technique in prehistory - the cultural and political variations of the 3rd millennium BC in ecu prehistory sparking off this strategy. those differences initiated the approaches and mechanisms that led as much as the complicated political, social and cultural associations of the 1st half the second one millennium BC. From this time on, an genuine old continuum prime in the direction of present-day society may be identified.
The papers during this anthology offer an up to date survey of developments in Bell Beaker study, with a spotlight on western and northerly Europe, in addition to advancements within the northern and jap Scandinavian and Baltic areas. The geographical concentration, besides the interpretative viewpoint, optimistically demonstrates a few of the growth in figuring out the histories of 3rd millennium Europe.

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The underlying reasons for this territorial expansion are somewhat unclear. For instance, Prescott relies heavily upon the well-documented connections between the southern Norwegian and the Jutland Bell Beaker groups to argue that local hunter-gatherer communities were gradually incorporated into ‘an evolving Nordic network’, without denying the possibility of smallscale migrations (Prescott 2009). e. exchange of goods, human mobility, transfer of knowledge) around the Baltic Sea, and apparently at the expense of the rest of Europe, remains to be explained.

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