"Analysis of the Economic Foundations Supporting the Social Supremacy of the Beaker Groups"
You can access the compendium which is open access from Archeopress [here]
These papers look at the monopolization of intercontinental and intracontinental trade that distinguish the Beaker Compelx in prehistory. Beaker Incorporated, L.L.C. appears to have executed a "hostile takeover" of many local industries and trade routes throughout Europe. I think you see this everywhere, from Poland to Perdigoes.
Think of the 'Beaker package'. All of its constituents (v-perforated buttons, amber whoring, daggers, etc) belonged to different and preceding cultures from around Europe, but the Bell Beaker integrated the materials because it controlled of all of it. This is partly why I'm weary of a 'Beaker package' because distracts from the ideological and ethnic core of people, who liked stuff.
In the contribution over the salt trade by Doce, she makes reference to the argument of Van der Noort that the settlement patterns of Beakers are largely determined by nautical avenues, something that should be increasingly obvious. Lermercier has described a similar pattern in Mediterranean France to which he calls the 'Greek Implantation Model' via maritime avenues.
I may continue with another post on stateless economies in the near future. Aside from genetics and worldview, I think the economic question is in the top three concerns of the Beaker phenomenon to explore.
Here's a rundown the papers:
Foreword to the XVII UISPP Congress Proceedings Series Edition
Elisa Guerra Doce and Corina Liesau von Lettow-Vorbeck
Graves of metallurgists in the Moravian Beaker Cultures
Bell Beaker funerary copper objects from the center of the Iberian Peninsula in the context of the Atlantic connections
Concepción Blasco Bosqued, Ignacio Montero and Raúl Flores Fernández
Bell Beaker connections along the Atlantic façade: the gold ornaments from Tablada del Rudrón, Burgos, Spain Andrew P. Fitzpatrick, Germán Delibes de Castro, Elisa Guerra Doce
and Javier Velasco Vázquez
Prestige indicators and Bell Beaker ware at Valencina de la Concepción (Sevilla, Spain)
Ana Pajuelo Pando and Pedro M. López Aldana
Some prestige goods as evidence of interregional interactions in the funerary practices of the Bell Beaker groups of Central Iberia
Corina Liesau von Lettow-Vorbeck
Salt and Beakers in the third millennium BC
Elisa Guerra Doce
The role of flint arrowheads in Bell Beaker groups of the Central Iberian Peninsula
Patricia Ríos Mendoza
El Peñón de la Zorra (Villena, Alicante, Spain): change and continuity in settlement pattern during Bell Beaker
Gabriel García Atiénzar
Elements for the definition of the Bell Beaker horizon in the lower Ebro Valley: preliminary approaches
Anna Gómez, Patricia Ríos Mendoza, Marc Piera and Miquel Molist