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The inventions of the bronze age

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The bronze age dates back to the years 3,600-700 BCE and was a period of time where copper and later bronze tools began to replace the stone tools from the stone age. Following the bronze age is the iron age when it was discovered that iron is much more durable and abundant.
Historians believe bronze was first discovered in Thailand, and was made accidentally because of copper rocks being mined with lots of impurities- so many the resulting metal was bronze. After being discovered, it was spread to the rest of the world, but was soon replaced by iron.
Charcoal was originally used for art, in the stone age. In the bronze age, around 4,000 BCE charcoal was discovered to be a fuel that burned longer and more efficient than wood.
The Inventions of the Bronze Age


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Kevin Schweinfurth 08/29/13

Beginning in the middle east, around 7,500 BCE mud and straw was mixed together then dried to form solid bricks. Mud bricks began to be used when better materials for constructing cities and villages were needed. Following 3,000 BCE people began to prepare them using a kiln or furnace.
The chariot was a vehichle that dated back to around the year 2,000 BCE. The chariot was used in war battles or as a carriage, and could even have arrows fired from it. The spoked wheels made them lighter and easier to move.
By pouring liquid metal into moulds, indetical pieces could be made while saving the time of designing the piece. The first cast mould was made in Mesopotamia around 2,300 BCE.
In the bronze age gold was a big symbol of wealth and power, while silver showed fortune. Gold was used as decoration and trade, as well as a form of currency. Gold was used in Egypt around 3,000 BCE and was later used in western Turkey around 700 BCE.
Glass began to be made around 3,000 BCE. Glass was made by cooking sand, which was plentiful in the place it was made; Egypt. Glass was used for mosaics and jewlery
Soap was first created around 2,800 BCE from boiled fats. Handsoap was not invented for a very long time, soap was first used for cleaning wool and cotton, and used to make textile. Egypt started making their own kinds of soap around 1,550 BCE by combining animal and vegetable oil, then adding alkaline salts.
A machine used to make pottery was invented in the east around 4,500 BCE. The pottery wheel is used to shape clay into pottery and is sometimes still used today. The clay is put on a small wheel, which is spun by use of the foot. While the clay is spinning it can be shaped into a pot with using hands and water.
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