A late Neolithic and early Bronze Age European people (circa 2700–1700 bc), named after distinctive waisted pots ( Beaker ware) that were associated with their burials and appear to have been used for alcoholic drinks. It is now thought that the Beaker folk were not a separate race, but that the use of such pots spread as a result of migration, trade, and fashion.
- Neither could any of the past's peoples, from the mysterious Beaker folk to the Tudors, have any further influence over the present.
- They were the Beaker People, or Beaker Folk, who came from Europe at the end of the Neolithic Period.
- It was generally assumed that the Beaker folk came from southern Europe, from "higher civilisations".
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