Bronze Age

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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.

bronze age

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(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
(Archaeology) archaeol
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.

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]

Bronze Age

The period between the Stone Age and the Iron Age during which people discovered how to make tools and weapons from bronze.
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"
Translations
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bronstijd

Bronze Age

n the Bronze Agel'età del bronzo
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Ongoing work at other Early Bronze Age sites in Syria has unearthed monumental tombs built for royalty, suggesting that a range of burial types existed at that time, says Glenn M.
Although now largely invisible to the naked eye, back in the Early Bronze Age the images, composed of then-unweathered (and therefore lighter coloured) stone would have been clearly visible, the Independent reported.
There is no evidence for its existence in old Akkadian (Gelb 1969), Amorite (Huffmon 1965), or the MB language of coastal Byblos (Mendenhall 1985)--these are three of the four major regions of population density in the Early Bronze Age.
Climb up onto the top where you will see the stone seat and the remains of the of an early Bronze Age burial mound (c.
Among the topics are specialized hunter communities in the Palmyra Steppe during the Middle and Late Holocene, the emergence of pastoral transhumance at Jebel Bishri in central Syria, agro-pastoral landscapes in the zone of uncertainty in the Middle Euphrates and the North Syrian Steppe during the fourth and third millennia BC, evidence for Early Bronze Age rainwater-harvesting irrigation agriculture at Jawa in northeastern Jordan, and Middle Assyrian and Neo-Assyrian evidence of hamlets and farmstead in the Balih River Valley.
Mr Clarke has written to Mr Lewis stating: "The dating of the Early Bronze Age site to 3,630 years before the present is based on radiocarbon dating by the SUERC Radiocarbon Laboratory in Scotland and by other aspects, including Bronze Age ceramics, while other remains are explained through standard archaeological evidence and practice.
Volume 1 reports on the Early Bronze Age levels on Tsoungiza Hill.
London, Nov 17 (ANI): An early Bronze Age burial chest containing cremated bones and material dating back 4,000 years has been excavated on Dartmoor, and the collection could be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the last 100 years, experts have said.
His interests span from the Early Bronze Age through the Iron Age, and he has passed on his passions to his students.
The latest find is described as an "almost identical but unrelated" set of foundations cut across an early Bronze Age "burnt mound" - which consisted of stones and pebbles heated in a fire and then used to boil water, which dates from about 1680BC.
The arrangement is temporal, coming forward from the Early Bronze Age 3500-2000 BC, through the Iron periods 1200-586 BC and the fall of Jerusalem to the Roman era 586-324, to the Byzantine period AD 324-638.
If the early Bronze Age date is correct, when the hedges were planted the Stonehenge monument already had the formation now familiar to millions of tourists, after centuries when the small bluestones from west Wales and the gigantic sarsens from the Stonehenge plain were continually rearranged.