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I forget the exact phrase that was used, but Franco Nicolis described the Bell Beaker period in Northern Italy as culturally 'depressed' compared to the pre-Beaker period. Remedello metallurgy also has some of the earliest examples of halberds in western Europe (if not the earliest), so no big change there with BB.
This might be critical to linking Remedello with Bell Beakers in France or Iberia.
I see it doesn't touch the western side of the Adriatic Sea yet, but does show furnace smelting on the eastern side. Sorry, this may be a bit off-tangent to Remedello so I'll go post about this over on the "deeper-think Beakers" thread.
I wish I could understand the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Ages in Iberia.
That would not be surprising but it would be good to understand the chronologies to see if Beaker advances in Iberia and the Po Valley were in parallel and what technologies they used and when.
What are the implications as far as continuity or change between the phases of Remedello? Polada, Unetice) have more in common with the Remedello daggers due to the use of rivets, which BB daggers lacked.
I can ask Jean to add the following to her library: L'et del rame nel versante italiano delle Alpi centro-occidentali. Prior to that, it was considered a Bell Beaker culture due to their common burial traits - the adult males were buried in a crouched position, almost always on the left side and oriented NW with an array of weapons, including copper daggers and archery equipment...