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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The successive Early Iron and Late Bronze Age floor levels document a chronological sequence poorly known in Cyprus where most sites were abandoned towards the end of the Bronze Age; the ceramic material retrieved so far is thus of utmost importance to gain a clear typo-chronological sequence and better understand the beginning of the new Geometric era.
In previous seasons the team discovered a series of Early Bronze Age roundhouses, unusual for the period, which show a continuity from the preceding Late Chalcolithic period.
According to the researchers, the pattern of men staying put and women migrating into the Lechtal continued for hundreds of years in the villages along this fertile valley, as the Europeans were moving from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.
USA], Sep 5 ( ANI ): At the end of the Stone Age and in the early Bronze Age, families were established in a surprising manner in the Lechtal, south of Augsburg, Germany.
During their work they were surprised to come across a Bronze Age cemetery but even more shocked to discover what was lying inside two graves.
In case anyone wonders whether there is anything new to be said about a world so ancient, in every chapter of the book one learns of new excavations, advances in dating techniques, and even the application of fossil pollen analysis, all of which has changed the scholarly picture of the Bronze Age immeasurably.
Principal curator of prehistory at the museum, Adam Gwilt, said: "These hoards contain a real variety of tools and weapons used towards the end of the Bronze Age in this region.
He said: "This remarkable but fragile wooden wheel expands our understanding of late Bronze Age technology and the level of sophistication of people living 3,000 years ago.
Archaeologists have already discovered the remains of what is Britain's best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings in a river channel near the city of Peterborough.
Evidence suggests that Bronze Age herders migrated across Europe and Asia (SN: 7/11/15, p.
Youngsters from Ely Presbyterian Primary School made drawings of jewelery and tools from the museum's Bronze Age collection, and made their own versions in clay.
Enthusiasts with metal detectors have discovered archaeological riches dating back to the Bronze Age.