Ch 21: Bronze Age Cultures

About This Chapter

This comprehensive history chapter provides an overview of various cultures from the Bronze Age. You can access these short lessons and quizzes whenever you need to catch up in history class, prepare for an exam, write an essay or finish an assignment.

Bronze Age Cultures - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert history instructors explain the characteristics of Bronze Age cultures from China, Ireland, India, Scotland, Mesopotamia and much more. Work through the chapter at your own pace to learn about these cultures' technologies, art, clothing, religion and settlements. The chapter comes with plenty of short quizzes to reinforce the knowledge you gain. You can use any Internet-connected device to study, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Describe the art and technology from China's Bronze Age
  • Explain what life was like during Ireland's Bronze Age
  • Recognize historically significant sites from the European Bronze Age
  • Summarize the history of India's Bronze Age
  • Compare weapons, art and clothing from the Nordic Bronze Age
  • Evaluate the historical chronology of the Aegean Bronze Age
  • Interpret facts about Bronze Age cultures and people
  • Discuss architecture and weapons from the Mesopotamian Bronze Age
  • Analyze the Bronze Age's beliefs, religion and mythology
  • Identify the first inhabitants, settlements and burial sites of Bronze Age Scotland
  • Assess the role of women during the Bronze Age

9 Lessons in Chapter 21: Bronze Age Cultures
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The Bronze Age in China: Civilization, Technology & Art

1. The Bronze Age in China: Civilization, Technology & Art

In this lesson, we'll travel in time to the Bronze Age of China to better understand the role of bronze technology in the rise of their civilization. We'll discuss their dynasties, casting methods, culture, and artistic bronze pieces.

Ireland in the Bronze Age: Life, Houses & Facts

2. Ireland in the Bronze Age: Life, Houses & Facts

In this lesson, you'll learn about the Bronze Age of Ireland. We'll discuss how bronze was introduced to the Neolithic people, what this technology changed, and the impact on the lives and cultures of the people during this time.

The Bronze Age in India: History, Culture & Technology

3. The Bronze Age in India: History, Culture & Technology

Bronze-Age civilizations around the world share many traits in common. India's Bronze-Age civilizations share some of these traits, but are completely unique in other ways. In this lesson, we'll examine this ancient and enigmatic world.

The Nordic Bronze Age: Weapons, Art & Clothing

4. The Nordic Bronze Age: Weapons, Art & Clothing

The introduction of bronze had big impacts on cultures around the world. In this lesson, you''ll see what it meant in Scandinavia and how it influenced daily life.

The Aegean Bronze Age: Civilization, Chronology & Art

5. The Aegean Bronze Age: Civilization, Chronology & Art

A lot changed in the Bronze Age, as farming communities became major civilizations. In this lesson, we'll explore the Aegean Bronze Age and learn about some important civilizations.

The Bronze Age in Mesopotamia: Civilization, Architecture & Weapons

6. The Bronze Age in Mesopotamia: Civilization, Architecture & Weapons

Mesopotamia's Bronze Age brought with it a lot of change, but why? In this lesson, we'll see how this era defined our ideas about civilization and what role bronze played in that history.

The Bronze Age: Religion, Beliefs & Mythology

7. The Bronze Age: Religion, Beliefs & Mythology

In this lesson we will look at the religions, beliefs and mythologies that spread in the Bronze Age. We will see some points common to the diverse civilizations, such as the burials and the gods.

Bronze Age Scotland: First Inhabitants, Settlements & Burial Sites

8. Bronze Age Scotland: First Inhabitants, Settlements & Burial Sites

The Bronze Age looked a little different in every part of the world, and Britain is no exception. In this lesson, we'll explore the features of Bronze Age Scotland and see how new technologies changes their societies.

Role of Bronze Age Women

9. Role of Bronze Age Women

Women in the Bronze Age made significant contributions to society through their travels and role in spreading culture, technology and ideas. In this lesson, learn how Bronze Age women shaped their own societies and the world.

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