How Humans Lived Before Written Records: The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age (c. 3000-1300 BC) saw advances in metalworking technology when bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, was discovered. This harder metal replaced its stone ancestor and is now used in tools and weapons.

The potter’s wheel was invented during this period, and textiles advanced. As more and more villages and towns grew, the dwellings became so-called round houses, i.e. rounded stone walls, thatched or sod roofs, chimneys or fireplaces.

Textiles and construction also advanced during this period, and wool-based clothing, including skirts, kilts, tunics and coats, dominated the fashion world. This includes the invention of the potter’s wheel.

As more and more villages and towns developed, the dwellings became so-called round houses with a fireplace and chimney on a round stone wall.

REF: https://www.history.com/news/

PIC: History.com, Renishaw primary school

Leave a Comment