posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 12:39 PM
Being a bit of an amateur historian myself, I was delighted to read this story late this Friday afternoon.
Bronze age helm*
The man who found the helm has chosen to remain anonymous, which is a bit bizarre...
The Bronze Age is a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze as the chief hard materials in the manufacture of some
implements and weapons. Chronologically, it stands between the Stone Age and Iron Age. The term Stone Age implies the inability to smelt any ore, the
term Bronze Age implies the inability to smelt iron ore and the term Iron Age implies the ability to manufacture artifacts in any of the three types
of hard material. Their arrangement in the archaeological chronology reflects the difficulty of manufacture in the history of technology.
The Iron Age is the archaeological period generally occurring after the Bronze Age, marked by the prevalent use of iron. The early period of the
age is characterized by the widespread use of iron or steel. The adoption of such material coincided with other changes in society, including
differing agricultural practices, religious beliefs and artistic styles. The Iron Age as an archaeological term indicates the condition as to
civilization and culture of a people using iron as the material for their cutting tools and weapons. The Iron Age is the third principal period of
the three-age system created by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen for classifying ancient societies and prehistoric stages of progress.
Anyway, this find is one of only a hand full of such helmets found on British soil.
I thought some on ATS might enjoy this story.
(visit the link for the full news article)
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