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  • Alastair Millar
    ... Michael - FYI, the TRB/Funnel Beaker culture was the first Neolithic (Late Stone Age) culture of Northern Europe; by about 3800 BC it was already
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 30, 1999
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      It was written thus:


      >From: Michael Grant <mgrant@...>
      >>Funnel Beaker Culture
      >This actually rings a bell. Have you tried an Alta Vista or
      >Britannica Online search?



      Michael -

      FYI, the TRB/Funnel Beaker culture was the first Neolithic (Late Stone Age)
      culture of Northern Europe; by about 3800 BC it was already established
      across southern Scandinavia and the North European plains. Central European
      cultures of the time were slightly more advanced. The Passage Grave culture,
      Hunebed culture (NL), Single Grave culture and Kujavish Grave culture (PL)
      are sub-divisions of the Funnel Beaker culture. In some places, such as the
      Netherlands, the TRB develops into the Protruding-Foot Beaker culture.

      Note that Funnel Beakers are _not_ directly related to the Bell Beakers,
      which occur across most of Europe by c.2500 BC - the question remains as to
      whether these were introduced by an actual "Beaker people" or "Beaker folk"
      (the latter term has been favoured by the British since the 1930's).

      HTH

      Alastair
    • Alastair Millar
      ... Yes indeedy, he looked like this: *8-) Lots of other celebrity smilies at http://www.parscom.cz/clients/smilies, written by a close personal friend of
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 1, 1999
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        It was written thus:
        >Wasn't there a Muppet named Beaker?


        Yes indeedy, he looked like this:
        *8-)

        Lots of other celebrity smilies at http://www.parscom.cz/clients/smilies,
        written by a close personal friend of mine...

        Cheers!

        Alastair
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