the Bronze Age


: a period of time that began between 4000 and 3000 B.C. in which people used bronze to make weapons and tools
The artifact dates to the Bronze Age.
a Bronze Age weapon/tool

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Recent Examples on the Web Dozens of classes enable visitors to spend time with local artisans and learn techniques dating to the Bronze Age. Ideal for burning the calories consumed at Bostani are Sifnos’ more than 62 miles of trails, one of the largest networks in the Aegean. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Nov. 2023 Also: There are people who long for the Middle Ages, or, if those are too recent for you, the Bronze Age. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 10 Nov. 2023 Plucking implements were pretty much stuck in the Bronze Age. Abbie Kozolchyk,, 17 Oct. 2023 One of the more recent archaeological discoveries about drug use in the Bronze Age, roughly 3,000 years ago, was found during excavations at a funeral site on the island of Minorca, off the coast of Spain. Gary Laderman, Fortune Well, 17 July 2023 With the help of some cutting edge technology, a team from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Belgium, and Austria was able to reconstruct the funerary process of two individuals whose burned remains were uncovered in urns dating back to late in the Bronze Age. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 30 Aug. 2023 These groups rather quickly adapted to life in Europe, where less sunny weather favored skin that could more easily synthesize vitamin D from sunlight, so genomes show that Europeans had much lighter skin tones by the Bronze Age. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Aug. 2023 Egypt was in the midst of the Bronze Age, and Ramesses would be responsible for putting up temples and other symbols of his glory throughout the empire. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 Of course, this mentality has been around a long time (as the invocation of the Bronze Age suggests). Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 18 July 2023 See More

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“The Bronze Age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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