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.
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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
(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.
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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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-Remains of clay jars similar to those found in Ugarit belonging to the middle Bronze Age were found at the southern part of the site.
The early part of the early Bronze Age (3100bcAu2700bc) is known as the Hafit period in the region.
Limantepe is a prehistoric (Bronze Age) site situated within the urban zone of the coastal town of Urla.
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.
Among the objects is a Bronze Age razor - the first to be found in the county - which suggests men living in the area between about 1000 and 800BC were clean-shaven.
A major project to investigate Bronze Age chefs has been undertaken by Galway City Council along with other agencies.
A four-week dig at the site - long-believed to be the site of a 12th century town - linked the area to the much earlier Bronze Age.
The cists, discovered during excavation for a housing development, are the first evidence of an early Bronze Age settlement in the area.
English Heritage said experts had decided to lift the trees out of the water to glean valuable information about the Bronze Age period.
Ultimately the "Catastrophe" is both the cause of and process of the social and political restructuring at the end of the Bronze Age. (Drews provides a very useful and brief chronological introduction, adopting a low division between IIIB and IIIC, ca.
The great cultural product of the Bronze Age was Homer's Iliad, the tale of the Trojan War (fought about 1200 B.C.), in which both Greek and Trojan heroes fought in bronze armor, carried bronze shields, and struck out with bronze swords and bronze-tipped spears.
Jonathon, who graduated with a First Class degree this July, said: 'Working on this excavation has been a fantastic opportunity that has improved my fieldwork skills and brought Early Bronze Age archaeology to life.'