Quick teaser in the Slovakian journal, Musaica Archaeologica.
These papers appear to be revisits or updates(?) from a conference in Slovakia in 2014. This one concerns high status items that demonstrate long-range contacts among Iberian Beaker groups. An interesting out-take is that there will be isotopic and DNA evidence from El Virgazal mound near Burgos.
Given the context that Liesau et al give concerning this site, it will be very interesting to compare this genome with that of the Amesbury Archer in particular. There are several connections between the artifacts of this site and the artifacts in the Amesbury burial suggesting a directly-reciprocating trade relationship between the two areas. It would be interesting if that relationship extended beyond trade, perhaps as family ties or recent ancestry.(?)
COPPER WEAPONS, GOLD AND IVORY: LONG-DISTANCE EXCHANGES
AND EMULATION AMONG THE ATLANTIC BEAKER GROUPS, MUSAICA ARCHAEOLOGICA 1/2016 l 11-20 [Link]