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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bronze′ Age`(n.)

  1. a period in the history of humankind, following the Stone Age and preceding the Iron Age, during which bronze weapons and implements were used: representative Old World cultures are the Minoan and Mycenaean.

    Category: Archaeology

Origin of Bronze Age:

1860–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bronze Age(noun)

    (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons

  2. bronze age(noun)

    (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence

Wiktionary

  1. Bronze Age(ProperNoun)

    A period in a civilization's development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze.

  2. Bronze Age(ProperNoun)

    One of the Classical , associated with warfare.

Freebase

  1. Bronze Age

    The Bronze Age is a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze and proto-writing, and other features of urban civilization. The Bronze Age is the second principal period of the three-age Stone-Bronze-Iron system, as proposed in modern times by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, for classifying and studying ancient societies. An ancient civilization can be in the Bronze Age either by smelting its own copper and alloying with tin, or by trading for bronze from production areas elsewhere. Copper-tin ores are rare, as reflected in the fact that there were no tin bronzes in western Asia before the third millennium BCE. Worldwide, the Bronze Age generally followed the Neolithic period, but in some parts of the world, the Copper Age served as a transition from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. Although the Iron Age generally followed the Bronze Age, in some areas, the Iron Age intruded directly on the Neolithic from outside the region except for Sub-Saharan Africa where it was developed independently. Bronze Age cultures differed in their development of the first writing. According to archaeological evidence, cultures in Egypt, the Near East, China —and the Mediterranean, with the Mycenaean culture —had viable writing systems.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bronze Age

    the age in the history of a race intermediate between the Stone Age and the Iron, and in some cases overlapping these two, when weapons and tools were made of bronze.

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