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

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

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The emergence of a stratified agrarian society with control and ownership over the fertile lands (limestone rendzinas) and the population growth at the end of the Bronze Age as witnessed by the stone cist graves inferred to a drastically increasing social competition.
Thus, the current Bronze Age research considers the Asva-type sites as key phenomena in the socio-economic developments in eastern Baltic's prehistory.
11 000 BC--which corresponds to the Late Epipalaeolithic--through to the Bronze Age.
Knapp makes an interesting division of the Bronze Age into Prehistoric (c.
2005; Genz & Sader 2007; Genz 2009), as it is one of the few surviving coastal sites in Lebanon where Bronze Age levels are easily accessible.
It is also in western Anatolia and the Aegean that Early Bronze Age scale beams made of bone are attested (Figure 7), for instance at Kulluoba, Bozoyuk, Troy I late, Poliochni Red and possibly Aghia Irini (Efe 2002: 59; Rahmstorf 2006a: 24, 2006b: 72).
Stuart Needham has published an analysis of Early Bronze Age metalwork which showed that, in Ireland, findspots of axes changed between bogs and rivers during the course of this period; the context of deposition shifted from one kind of water to another (Needham 1989; see also Becker 2008).
The Bronze Age cemeteries which extend over 6ha beside Deneia village in north-west Cyprus (at localities Kafkalla, Kafkalla tis Malis and Mali) have been known since the early twentieth century (Figure 1).
Bronze Age Landscape and Society in Southern Epirus (BAL), whilst it publishes primary data from the Nikopolis Project, including the intensive survey of the lower part of the Acheron valley, is narrower in time span, but also gives a broader account of the Bronze Age archaeology of the whole of Epirus in north-western Greece.
Steel's volume incorporates recent fieldwork, survey and theory, both particular to Cyprus and to archaeology in general, to provide an outline of Cypriot prehistory from the first evidence of humans in the epi-Palaeolithic through to the end of the Late Bronze Age, in c.
Tubb concludes that during the Early Bronze Age the nature of contact between Palestine and Egypt was commercial, but fails to cite substantial evidence of actual Egyptian presence in southern Palestine which many now believe points to Egyptian settlement and even an 'empire' during Early Bronze I.
Since this article discusses whether the range of social complexity involved in those Bronze Age communities selected fell within the domain of moderate inequalities or reached the point of extreme ones, some form of conceptual definition is needed.
Of the three modern Chinese provinces in the Northeast, the two northern ones, Jilin and Heilongjiang, are given their own chapters for Neolithic and Bronze Age developments.
In the Middle Iron Age, as in the Late Bronze Age, the Cankiri region displays the characteristics of a contested frontier (such as sites strategically located in easily defensible locations), this time between the Phrygian state and their unknown neighbors to the north.
The shape, fabric and decoration of the whorl leave no doubt that it and, by association, the spindle date to the Early or Middle Cypriot Bronze Age.