Bronze Age

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Bronze Age

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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

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(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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Early Bronze Age hoards (British Bronze Age Metalwork, Associated Finds Series A16).
With the exception of the temperate forest zone, this region coincides with the parts of Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran that were home to the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age cultures of the ancient Near East.
During the early Bronze Age the climate was drier and warmer than today and the sea level was significantly lower," the BBC quoted Andrew Sherman, assistant project officer, as saying.
A short reminder of these events seems in order, whilst noting that lead isotope analyses first led to the realisation that copper ores were brought in the Early Bronze Age from other islands to be smelted at Skouries on Kythnos and Chrysokamino on Crete.
Part 5 looks beyond Ireland to present a critical review of the current state of dating of Early Bronze Age pottery (and its associated artefacts) in Britain; here, the collaboration between the Groningen laboratory and one of the present reviewers (JAS) is acknowledged.
The contours of academic and elite interest since the advent of archaeology have created a situation in which less is known about the Levant during the recent four centuries, 1516-1918, than for any other comparable span since the beginning of the Early Bronze Age.
Paradoxically, it is the longest phase of that cultural phenomenon, the Early Bronze Age (the third millennium) that we know least: archaeological research has largely focused on the impressive structures that archaeologists used to (and some still do) call 'palaces', and their surrounding sites, a phenomenon mostly of the Middle and Late Bronze Age; besides, in the many long-lived sites, later structures obscured the earlier phases.
Rather than seeing early copper-tin alloys as products of long-distance exchange, we can now hypothesise that innovations in technology, which focused on the primary extraction of tin ores, allowed Early Bronze Age Anatolian alloys to be produced locally (Yener 2009).
euro]ese date from the Early Bronze Age period, between 2500BC and 1800BC but we had to send samples of bone to be radiocarbon dated to con-rm the age of the burial.
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It's now thought likely that the droughts at around that time were partly responsible for the collapse not only of the Indus Valley Civilisation, but also of the ancient Akkadian Empire, Old Kingdom Egypt and possibly Early Bronze Age civilizations in Greece.