Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year 2019!

...goodbye and good riddance to piece of crap 2018!

2018 has sucked a lot for Beakerblog and many opportunities to blog about significant events in Beaker archaeology were missed due to other responsibilities.  Beakerblog shed two major responsibilities at the end of 2018 that should allow for many blogging opportunities this next year.

My new year's resolution is to outnumber previous blog posts by half!   Let's see what happens.

The advent of ancient DNA comes at a precarious time in European history.  Does migration mean nothing?  It looks as if European archaeology is struggling greatly with the facts on one hand, and an ideal on the other.

Expect a year of heated discussion, and more Beaker graves!


  1. Given that the great content is free, we can hardly complain. Good blogging in 2019.

  2. Happy 2019, and I look forward to all those new posts.

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  4. "2018 has sucked a lot" no need to modify any further. I check in a few times a week and find it to be worthwhile. Even when you are not posting the blog aggregator serves a valuable function.

  5. Happy new year and I am looking forward to your posts this in 2019.

  6. Please join this discussion.

  7. Sorry for the late reply, but I wish you a happy 2019!

  8. Howdy, I've got a question. Which of the British Beaker samples, if any, from Olalde et al. belong to the following groups?

    - Barbed-Wire Beaker

    - Northern British/North Rhine Beaker

    - Northern British/Middle Rhine Beaker

    1. Sorry man, just saw your comment. I'm still adjusting spam filters.
      Let me have a look. I'm not sure there is a barbed wire beaker in Britain and its rather late in Germany. A middle or upper Rhine Beaker might have some influence in the Amesbury Archer and the south.
      Let me have a look and I'll try to bulletize the styles and influences.