a phase of some human cultures, usually after a Stone Age and before an Iron Age, characterized by bronze tools and weapons, specif. such a phase in the Old World c. 3500-1000
A period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of bronze. See Usage Note at Three Age system.
A period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of cast bronze. The beginning of the Bronze Age is generally dated before 3000 in parts of Mediterranean Europe, the Middle East, and China.
See Note at Three Age system
- (archaeology) 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.
- (mythology) One of the Classical Ages of Man, associated with warfare.