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02-10-2018, 07:43 PM
Could someone recommend a good book (maybe books) that would be good for someone who knows next to nothing about the Bell Beakers and other similar cultures that may have been involved with U152?

02-13-2018, 02:23 PM
Since ancient DNA has already shown that U152 and L2 were the major players in the Eastern Bell Beaker province, this is without the best paper on the topic (IMO):

Heyd V. (2007) Families, Prestige Goods, Warriors & Complex Societies: Beaker Groups of the 3rd Millennium cal BC Along the Upper & Middle Danube. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 73, 2007, pp. 327-379
https://www.academia.edu/1249549/_2007_V._Heyd_Families_Prestige_Goods_Warriors_and _Complex_Societies_Beaker_Groups_of_the_3rd_Millen nium_cal_BC_along_the_Upper_and_Middle_Danube._Pro ceedings_of_the_Prehistoric_Society_73_2007_p._321-370

As far as books go, this is the best collection of Bell Beaker papers, although its a little bit dated and very expensive:

Bell Beakers Today: Pottery, People, Culture, Symbols in Prehistoric Europe

And finally a more recent book:

The Bell Beaker Transition in Europe: Mobility and local evolution during the 3rd millennium BC

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02-13-2018, 05:04 PM
The index to Jean Manco's Blood of the Celts has 10 or so references to U152. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Celts-Ancestral-Story-2015-10-06/dp/B01JXTLTIK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518541418&sr=1-1&keywords=blood+of+the+celts

02-13-2018, 07:07 PM
Thank you to both of you for those suggestions, I might start off with Blood of the Celts and then move on to R.Rocca's suggestions as Jean Manco's book looks a bit easier to follow for starting off.

08-04-2018, 02:59 AM
Looking for a recommendation for any pub;s on U152/PF6658. I just did Big Y which put me at PF6658* and I am looking for more info than Eupedia provides. Thanks in advance. bob.c