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The Bronze Bells of Ancient Korea
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Bronze Bells of Ancient Korea

The metalworkers of ancient Korea were highly skilled artists and some of their finest surviving works are the large bronze bells cast for use in Buddhist temples and monasteries. Both the Unified Silla kingdom and Goryeo kingdom produced...
Mycenaean Society
Definitionby Mackenzie Klaeser

Mycenaean Society

Mycenaean society was strictly hierarchical, valued family lineage, and awarded higher social status to those involved with religious or military activities and palatial administration. The lower classes contained craftsmen and artisans who...
The End of the Bronze Age
Videoby Luwian Studies

The End of the Bronze Age

Around 1200 BC, the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean went into major cultural decline: The Late Bronze Age came to a sudden end. Kingdoms that had wielded immense power completely disappeared. For several centuries after this, agriculture...
Climate Change & Disaster - Linking Antiquity and Present
Lessonby Marion Wadowski

Climate Change & Disaster - Linking Antiquity and Present

This activity can be done in class as a discussion, given as homework or assignment for an essay or a presentation. It includes keys and all the material needed. You can just print and roll with it in your class without preparation!In this...
Naue II Mycenaean Bronze Sword Tests
Videoby ThegnThrand

Naue II Mycenaean Bronze Sword Tests

Thrand and Eldgrim test the long awaited Naue II Bronze swords from master bronze weaponsmith and Historian Neil Burridge . They give short history and Thrand test the sword along with aspis in hand out on 20% ballistic gel ans with layers...
Paleolithic
Definitionby Emma Groeneveld

Paleolithic

The Palaeolithic ('Old Stone Age') makes up the earliest chunk of the Stone Age – the large swathe of time during which hominins used stone to make tools – and ranges from the first known tool use roughly 2,6 million years ago...
Thera
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Thera

Thera is the ancient name for both the island of Santorini in the Greek Cyclades and the name of the volcano which famously erupted on the island in the middle Bronze Age. The 17th century BCE eruption covered Akrotiri, the most important...
Ice Age
Definitionby Emma Groeneveld

Ice Age

An ice age is a period in which the earth's climate is colder than normal, with ice sheets capping the poles and glaciers dominating higher altitudes. Within an ice age, there are varying pulses of colder and warmer climatic conditions, known...
Dolmens of Ancient Korea
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Dolmens of Ancient Korea

Dolmens (in Korean: koindol or chisongmyo) are simple structures made of monolithic stones erected during the late Neolithic period or Korean Bronze Age (1st millennium BCE). In ancient Korea they appear most often near villages and the archaeological...
Changing Worlds: Climate & Disaster in Antiquity
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

Changing Worlds: Climate & Disaster in Antiquity

Although climate change has today become a much bigger and more globalized problem than in the past, ancient peoples did have to contend with local events that severely disrupted or even ended their way of life as they knew it. A long series...
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