The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age

History – Junior Cert

Quick Notes

The Bronze Age

Overview:

  • Bronze Age in Ireland lasts from roughly 2,000 BC to 500 BC
  • People now use bronze to make their weapons and tools – the Stone Age gradually comes to an end
  • Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin – copper could be mined at Mount Gabriel in Co. Cork but tin would have been imported from Britain
  • Metals were made stronger by smelting – heating ore to a high temperature then letting it drip through charcoal
  • Bronze was stronger than st...

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