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The Bronze Age
Footsteps in Time Chapter 4
|What 2 metals make bronze
|Copper and Tin
|Name and describe the process of making bronze
|Smelting- Metal ore is heated over a fire, the metal melts and forms a pool at the bottom. Collect the metal and heat it before mixing with the other metal. (made in same process)
|Were people still hunter-gatherers, if not how did they get food.
|There became increased fighting over land in the Bronze Age. Why so?
|Due to increased population, there was less land.
|Name and describe two homes in Bronze Age Ireland
|Rath-Dig a surrounding ditch. Pile the mud into a wall on the inside to make a wall. Narrow entrance and and make houses of wattle and daub with a thatched roof. Crannog-An artificial island made of stones an timber in a lake.Reached by boat/drawbridge
|Name a method of cooking during this time
|Who was amongst the most important people in the Bronze Age
|Name two types of jewellery worn
|What was a Gallery Grave also known as:
|How many of these tombs are left in Ireland
|What were the two types of burials in the Bronze Age. Briefly Describe them:
|Cremation- Ashes placed in an upside down pot. Cist Burial- Body placed in a hole in a crouched position