Bronze Age


: the period of ancient human culture characterized by the use of bronze that began between 4000 and 3000 b.c. and ended with the advent of the Iron Age

Examples of Bronze Age in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tomb was found in an area adjacent to a late Bronze Age palace in Tel Megiddo, leading researchers to believe the two men were either high-ranking elite members of society or perhaps even royals. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Bronze Age was in 1852

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“Bronze Age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Bronze Age

: a period of human culture marked by the use of bronze (as for weapons and tools) that began between 4000 and 3000 b.c.

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