a period in the history of humankind, following the Stone Age and preceding the Iron Age, during which bronze weapons and implements were used.
(lowercase)Classical Mythology. the third of the four ages of the human race, marked by war and violence; regarded as inferior to the silver age but superior to the following iron age.
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How to use Bronze Age in a sentence
Many Bronze Age hoards seem to have been deliberately buried as offerings or sacrifices.How Scotland forged a rare alliance between amateur treasure hunters and archaeologists | Corinne Iozzio | August 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
Fraser was joined by Matthew Knight, a red-haired Bronze Age specialist at the National Museum of Scotland who was called back from pandemic furlough to help with the find.How Scotland forged a rare alliance between amateur treasure hunters and archaeologists | Corinne Iozzio | August 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
A lavish Bronze Age burial found in southeastern Spain may hold a queen’s remains, researchers say.Riches in a Bronze Age grave suggest it holds a queen | Bruce Bower | March 11, 2021 | Science News
Beginning in 2005, Marf Zamua began to document Late Bronze Age and Iron Age sites that were revealed during a period of unrest.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again | Nina Strochlic | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And in the Middle Bronze Age, Abraham could have had a knife (though flint seems more likely).
In truth, the “ancient palace” of the Minoans is much more a shrine to the brazen than to the Bronze Age.
Still higher lie the deposits of the Bronze Age, in which metal replaces stone in human implements.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
Scottish cremation burials of the Bronze Age retain traces of linen wrappings of the urn.Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
From this earlier place of origin it, according to him, spread to the Bronze Age terramares of northern Italy.
Figs. 185 and 186 represent the one-handled cinerary urns peculiar to the Bronze Age in Italy.
But the cavern of Sinsin was determined, from the objects found therein, to belong to the Bronze Age.
British Dictionary definitions for bronze age (1 of 2)
classical myth a period of human existence marked by war and violence, following the golden and silver ages and preceding the iron age
British Dictionary definitions for Bronze Age (2 of 2)
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
(as modifier): a Bronze-Age tool
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Scientific definitions for Bronze Age
A period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of cast bronze. The beginning of the Bronze Age is generally dated before 3000 bce in parts of Mediterranean Europe, the Middle East, and China. See Note at Three Age system.
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Cultural definitions for Bronze Age
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