Beaker folk



a late Neolithic to Copper Age people living in Europe, so called in reference to the bell beakers commonly found buried with their dead in barrows.
Historical Examples

If I hadn’t known better, I would have sworn he was born one of the Beaker folk.
The Time Traders Andre Norton

noun
a prehistoric people thought to have originated in the Iberian peninsula and spread to central Europe and Britain during the second millennium bc

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