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1/19Art of the Bronze AgeThe Bronze Age saw the birth of civilization and the development ofadvanced cultures in Europe, the Near East, and East Asia.Learning ObjectivesCompare and contrast the art of the Bronze age found in the AncientNear East, East Asia, and Western EuropeKey TakeawaysKey PointsThe Bronze Age is characterized by the use of copper and bronze asthe chief hard materials in the manufacturing of implements andweapons.The Bronze Age is the earliest period for which we have directwritten accounts, since the invention of writing coincides with itsearly beginnings.Cultures in the Near East and China developed the ±rst systems ofwriting.Burials in the British Isles shifted from the communal intermentsof the Neolithic Age to more individual burials in barrows and cistsInstant GrammEasily fix typosand other commonAdGrammarlyUnknown datePrehistoric ArtThe Bronze Age
4/28/2020The Bronze Age | Boundless Art History2/19.The Bronze Age is marked by widespread migrations and trade,especially across Europe and in the Mediterranean region.Key Termsbarrow:A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.cist:A small stone-built co±n-like box used to hold the bodies ofthe dead.cairn:A human-made pile of stones.smelt:Production of metal—especially iron—from ore in a processthat involves the chemical reduction of melted metal compoundsinto puri²ed metal.metallurgy:The science of metals: their extraction from ores,puri²cation and alloying, heat treatment, and working.civilization:An organized culture encompassing manycommunities, often on the scale of a nation or a people; a stage orsystem of social, political, or technical development.The Bronze Age is part of the three-age system of archaeology thatdivides human technological prehistory into three periods: the StoneAge, Bronze Age, and Iron Age . The Bronze Age spanned from 3,300 to1,200 BCE and is characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronzeas the chief hard materials in the manufacturing of implements andweapons. This period ended with further advancements in metallurgy ,such as the ability to smelt iron ore.
4/28/2020The Bronze Age | Boundless Art History3/19Bronze castings: Assorted bronze Celtic castings dating from theBronze Age, found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling.Somerset County Museum, Taunton, UK.The Bronze Age is the earliest period for which we have direct writtenaccounts, since the invention of writing coincides with its earlybeginnings. Bronze Age cultures di±ered in development of the ²rstwriting. According to archaeological evidence, cultures in Egypt(hieroglyphs), the Near East (cuneiform), and the Mediterranean, withthe Mycenaean culture (Linear B), had viable writing systems.