Friday, August 8, 2014

Klokbeker emerges in Houten, Netherlands

A crane operator in Houten, Netherlands recently brought forth a large fragment of a Bell Beaker that he had discovered while digging a ditch back in the eighties.  According to this article, the fragment is about 4,200 years old.

The Klokbekercultuur potsherd (Houten Archeaology)
Here's the fragment as it would have looked, obviously with reddish coloring:

This and two other recent beakers in Houten are the only evidence of pre-Roman habitation in the area.  Hopefully the three beakers can help triangulate an area or cemetery with Beaker activity.

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