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Bronze Age

n.
A period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of bronze. See Usage Note at Three Age system.
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bronze age

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a period of human existence marked by war and violence, following the golden and silver ages and preceding the iron age

Bronze Age

n
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a. a technological stage between the Stone and Iron Ages, beginning in the Middle East about 4500 bc and lasting in Britain from about 2000 to 500 bc, during which weapons and tools were made of bronze and there was intensive trading
b. (as modifier): a Bronze-Age tool.
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Bronze′ Age`


n.
a period in the history of humankind, following the Stone Age and preceding the Iron Age, during which bronze weapons and implements were used: representative Old World cultures are the Minoan and Mycenaean.
[1860–65]
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Bronze Age

The period between the Stone Age and the Iron Age during which people discovered how to make tools and weapons from bronze.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bronze Age - (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
prehistoric culture, prehistory - the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
2.bronze age - (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
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Translations
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Bronze Age

n the Bronze Agel'età del bronzo
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They were eventually identified as fragments of ancient huts, cairns and other signs of settlement from prehistoric eras including the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze ages.
A statement from the team said: "Battle Hill contains a variety of previously unmapped prehistoric sites including Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age lithic scatters, a possible Iron Age hillfort, a 3,000-year-old upstanding hut circle as well as a potential Neolithic or Bronze Age cairn.
(the Middle and Late Bronze Ages) was arguably the most fascinating period in Paphlagonian history.
Extensive occupation of Inner Paphlagonia began in the Early Bronze Age; survey yielded very little evidence from the Paleolithic period (Lower and Middle Paleolithic), virtually no evidence of Neolithic occupation, and scant evidence from the Chalcolithic period.
Textiles, which date back to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, have strong egalitarian roots and an ancient connection with personal expression (3).
Bronze Age research in the eastern Baltic was actually initiated with the very first archaeological settlement excavations at Asva and Iru in Estonia and Klangukalns in Latvia in the 1930s.