18 Facts About Bronze Age


Bronze Age is a historic period, approximately 3300 BC to 1200 BC, that was characterized by the use of bronze, in some areas writing, and other early features of urban civilization.

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The Bronze Age is the second principal period of the three-age system, as proposed in 1836 by Christian Jurgensen Thomsen, for classifying and studying ancient societies and history.

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Worldwide, the Bronze Age generally followed the Neolithic period, with the Chalcolithic serving as a transition.

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The Bronze Age was a time of extensive use of metals and of developing trade networks.

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Western Asia and the Near East were the first regions to enter the Bronze Age, which began with the rise of the Mesopotamian civilization of Sumer in the mid-4th millennium BC.

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The Old Kingdom of the regional Bronze Age is the name given to the period in the 3rd millennium BC when Egypt attained its first continuous peak of civilization in complexity and achievement – the first of three "Kingdom" periods, which mark the high points of civilization in the lower Nile Valley.

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Term "Bronze Age" has been transferred to the archaeology of China from that of Western Eurasia, and there is no consensus or universally used convention delimiting the "Bronze Age" in the context of Chinese prehistory.

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Bronze Age was an important element in ceremonies and as for mortuary offerings until 100 BC.

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The on-site casting supports the theory that Bronze Age was first introduced in Southeast Asia as fully developed which therefore shows that Bronze Age was innovated from a different country.

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Aegean Bronze Age began around 3200 BC, when civilizations first established a far-ranging trade network.

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Bronze Age objects were then exported far and wide and supported the trade.

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These forests are known to have existed into later times, and experiments have shown that charcoal production on the scale necessary for the bronze production of the late Bronze Age would have exhausted them in less than fifty years.

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In Great Britain, the Bronze Age is considered to have been the period from around 2100 to 750 BC.

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Additionally, the climate was deteriorating; where once the weather was warm and dry it became much wetter as the Bronze Age continued, forcing the population away from easily defended sites in the hills and into the fertile valleys.

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For example, whereas in the Neolithic a large chambered cairn or long barrow housed the dead, Early Bronze Age people buried their dead in individual barrows, or sometimes in cists covered with cairns.

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The Atlantic Bronze Age was defined by many distinct regional centers of metal production, unified by a regular maritime exchange of some of their products.

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The preceding period is known as the Copper Bronze Age and is characterised by the production of flat axes, daggers, halberds and awls in copper.

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Bronze Age technology was developed further by the Incas and used widely both for utilitarian objects and sculpture.

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