Gold Disk from a Spool, 900–600 b.c.; Late Bronze Age  Irish  Gold   Diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)

Disk from a Reel Date: ca. Culture: Irish Medium: Gold Dimensions: Overall: 4 x in.

Built over a wide river with access to the North Sea and inland farms these Bronze Age houses could have easily traded grain, meat and metal tools. Yet not long after they were built 3,000 years ago the houses burned down and collapsed into the water preserving their contents | Illustration by Adolfo Arranz and Chris Bickel

Bronze Age inferno preserved an extraordinary view of life in the United Kingdom 3000 years ago. Newly built houses plunged into river preserving tools, textiles, pots, and more.

Reconstruction of female bronze age garment, following the theory of a shorter folded up skirt, not like found in the burials, longer than to the womens feet.

Museum quality reproduction of Bronze Age costume, female. Clothing based on those from Danish oak coffins. Textile, bronze and leather by Engedal.

Bronze Age Central European spiral-style armilla (arm band) from c. 1500 BCE. From the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Bronze Age Central European spiral-style armilla (arm band) from c. From the Cleveland Museum of Art. (looks like things have not changed much:)

Map of late Neolithic & early Bronze Age cultures from c. 5,000 to 4,500 years ago with suggested associations of Y-DNA haplogroups. (Click through for more. rw)

Haplogroup Migration Map: Late Neolithic & early Bronze Age cultures in Europe from approx to yrs ago, along w/ suggested associations for Y-DNA haplogroups.

Google Image Result for http://www.greeklandscapes.com/images/destinations/mycene/mycenae_aerial_photo.jpg

Mycenae - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.

Giuseppe Rava's illustration of a late Bronze Age Mycenaean elite/noble warrior in full 'Dendra' style armour, circa 12th c. BC.

Giuseppe Rava's illustration of a late Bronze Age Mycenaean elite/noble warrior in full 'Dendra' style armour, circa c. (that guys face.

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Bronze Age Britain

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Bronze Age Britain

Uddelerveen bronze age torc in bronze Bronze Torc, Late Bronze Age from Berg-en-Terblijt (the Netherlands) 1000 BCE.

Bronze Age from the Netherlands- 1000 BC # I know little about this very sophisticated piece. The design is well thought.

The Sea People.  A mysterious group of sea-borne warriors that ravaged the late Bronze Age Aegean.

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The Sea People. A mysterious group of sea-borne warriors that ravaged the late Bronze Age Aegean.

Late Bronze Age shield from Beith, Ayrshire, c. 1300-1100 BC

Late Bronze Age shield from Beith, Ayrshire, c.

Horns of consecration, MINOAN, Middle Bronze Age (1900 - 1600 BC)

The double horns - Horns of Consecration - symbol of the Minoan religion - at the Ancient Minoan Site of Knossos in Crete Greece.

19 Goddess Sculptures from the Late Bronze Age (plate 2)

I think the first one in the third row about sums it up. 19 Goddess Sculptures from the Late Bronze Age (plate

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