She outlines some of the basic problems and interpretations. Lauri Salanova, Jocelyne Desideri and Oliver Lermercier are mentioned with what appears to be approval of the notion that there were two formative phases of Beakers, an initial group and a mature hybrid group.
Some attention is given to the presence of gypsum inlay paste in the funerary pottery in certain zones. Of course, bone paste appears more common throughout, although limestone appears in other areas.
One thing that interesting about gypsum, is gypsum veins often occur in ancient soils with high amounts of iron oxide (red). You can see this is the graphic above or you may google an see this in various aspects. It's interesting that funerary pottery would be so distinguished maybe as representing the underworld? (where might we find geologies such as this?)
It seems beaker pottery is laden with metaphoric meanings, the underworld, rebirth, identity, so forth.
Territorialité, transferts, interculturalités dans les contextes de la diffusion du Campaniforme en Europe. Marie Besse
Les systèmes de mobilité de la Préhistoire au Moyen Âge XXXVe rencontres internationales d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes Sous la direction de N. Naudinot, L. Meignen, D. Binder, G. Querré Éditions APDCA, Antibes, 2015 [Link]
The end of the Neolithic era in Occidental Europe and Northern Africa is characterised
by the presence of a very homogeneous ceramic type – the bell beaker. As determining
elements of the Bell Beaker culture, these beakers in the shape of inversed bells (hence
the name), decorated with geometric patterns, are found in well-defined natural and
cultural contexts. Although homogeneous at first glance, the Bell Beaker culture does
not reveal a centralised production sites for these richly decorated ceramics. It does not
reflect an economic network, nor a single group of people. As a complex culture, the
Bell Beaker phenomenon must be studied in the diversity of its cultural components
and in the difference of its transfer mechanisms. This allows for the identification of
territoriality and intercultural components of societies of the 3rd millennium BC.
Keywords : Europe, Neolithic, Bell Beaker Culture, Interculturality, Networks
BESSE, Marie. Territorialités, transferts, interculturalités dans les contextes de la diffusion du
Campaniforme en Europe. In: Naudinot N., Meignen L., Binder D., Querré G. Les systèmes de
mobilité de la préhistoire au Moyen Âge : XXXVe rencontres internationales
d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes. Antibes : Editions APDCA, 2015. p. 419-430