Wessex Culture Vs American Culture

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The Wessex culture appeared on the Salisbury Plain soon after the Beaker people. The date must have been about 1700 B.C. Like the Beakers, they were a highly organized and industrious people, but perhaps less belligerent. There graves contained fewer daggers and bows and more ornaments. There was evidence that the Wessex folk were concerned less with war than with the arts and enjoyments of peace-trade and the good life. Their chief leaders were so concerned of their people and sternly ruled them. Their toil in mine and field seemed to have made profits which the rulers put to good use in their trading. Only the chieftains were preserved for the afterlife (Hawkins 37).

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