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If Antiquities Could Talk

A visit with Alex Barker, Director, Museum of Art and Archeology

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: anthropology archaeology glyphic inscription vessel vase

The Bronze Age

Topics: archaeology European contact

Barker talks about his work studying the European Bronze Age, which refers to a period of cultural history that succeeded the Stone Age and was characterized by the use of tools made of bronze and by metal smelting. The dates for the Bronze Age vary according to location, he explains, and the site he’s currently investigating is deeply stratified, meaning it has many levels of successive cultural occupation.