|classical myth a period of human existence marked by war and violence, following the golden and silver ages and preceding the iron age|
|a. a technological stage between the Stone and Iron Ages, beginning in the Middle East about 4500 |
|b. (as modifier): a Bronze-Age tool|
A period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of cast bronze. The beginning of the Bronze Age is generally dated before 3000 BCE in parts of Mediterranean Europe, the Middle East, and China. See Note at Three Age system.