Life in Ancient Britain: A Survey of the Social and Economic Development of the People of England from Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest

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CHAPTER VIII
The Coming of Metal

THE first appearance of metal in Britain marks the beginning of the next stage in the development of our civilisation. And because bronze was pre-eminently the metal used for about sixteen hundred years, this period, approximately 2000-400 B.C., is known as the Bronze Age.

The once prevalent idea that the Bronze Age in Britain was brought about by invading hordes of a more highly civilised race than the old inhabitants--a race armed with bronze weapons against which stone was of no avail--is not supported by archæological evidence. We know now that this momentous change in culture was not the result of a sudden national cataclysm, but of the slow and imperceptible diffusion of new ideas. In fact, there was an intermediate phase of some two or three centuries in duration between the characteristic civilisations of the Neolithic and the Bronze Ages, such as we have previously seen connecting other broad stages of man's development. And it is this period of transition, together with the origins and growth of the new influences that brought it about, and the interaction between them and the old traditions, which we have to consider in the present chapter.

Yet, again, it must be repeated that these classifications of man's slow progress are not definite divisions of time like a king's reign, or the life of a parliament.

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