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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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bronstijd

Bronze Age

n the Bronze Agel'età del bronzo
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In this study, researchers describe unusual cereal-derived rings from a Late Bronze Age site.
At the site of Alalakh, located in the Amuq river valley in Turkey and part of the Hittite empire during the Late Bronze Age, birds are more frequently used in funerary rituals.
BEIRUT: Nautical archaeologist Cemal Pulak gave a talk Thursday night, titled "Uluburun and Late Bronze Age Maritime Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean," presenting the excavation of one of the world's oldest shipwrecks.
As such, this book is particularly useful to the newcomer to the Late Bronze Age.
when the Late Bronze Age took a drastic turn for the worst and a whole new age came from it, the Iron Age.
The existence of this wheel expands our understanding of late Bronze Age technology, and the level of sophistication of the lives of people living on the edge of the Fens (marshland) 3,000 years ago," he said.
An inquest at Cardiff Coroners' Court saw senior coroner for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Andrew Barkley declare a range of objects, including rings, a brooch and a hoard from the late Bronze Age, treasure.
According to Lang's studies, this eventually resulted in more diverse and complex relationships in society and between settlements during the Late Bronze Age. Asva and Iru, for instance, are now perceived as central places and integral in a functionalist perception of a system of interdependent open (single farms) and enclosed (complex) settlements.
Signs of inhabitants were also found from the middle to the late Bronze age (1600 B.C.E.).
Mahmoud Hamoud, Director of Damascus Countryside Antiquities shed light on the human and architectural activities at Tal Um el-Marra, northwest to Ebla, in the early and late bronze age.
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed is a thoughtful analysis of one of the great mysteries of human history--what, precisely, caused multiple flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age to fall into ruin?