Bronze Age

The Bronze Age is a historic period, approximately 3300 BC to 1200 BC, that was characterized by the use of bronze, in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization. The Bronze Age is the second principal period of the three-age system, as proposed in 1836 by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, for classifying and studying ancient societies and history. An ancient civilization is deemed to be part of the Bronze Age because it either produced bronze by smelting its own copper and alloying it with tin, arsenic, or other metals, or traded other items for bronze from production areas elsewhere. Bronze was harder and more durable than other metals available at the time, allowing Bronze Age civilizations to gain a technological advantage.

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Bronze Age gold belt with 'cosmological' designs unearthed in Czech beet field

Scythian arrowheads and Bronze Age dwelling uncovered in Ukraine

'Cold sore' virus may have gained prominence thanks to Bronze Age smooching

Face of wealthy Bronze-Age Bohemian woman revealed in stunning reconstruction

Ancient Bronze Age city reemerges from Iraq river after extreme drought

Bronze Age 'grave daggers' were actually used to butcher animals

New Study Reveals Function of Bronze Age Daggers

Research finally answers what Bronze Age daggers were used for

Bones from ancient cemetery reveal surprises about Great Britain’s Bronze Age

A 6-metre-long crocodile relative lived in China during the Bronze Age

Bronze Age women altered genetic landscape of Orkney, study finds

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First Victim Of Bronze Age Supereruption Unearthed In Turkey

Ancient DNA Analysis Reveals Large Scale Migrations Into Bronze Age Britain

Bronze Age migration may have brought Celtic languages to Britain

Bronze Age ‘power helmets’ unearthed from Danish bog

Facial reconstruction shows powerful Bronze Age woman's serene expression and huge earrings

Genetic changes in Bronze Age southern Iberia

Bronze Age Tarim mummies aren't who scientists thought they were

Gold 'sun bowl' discovered near Bronze Age swamp