Flashcards in Chapter 2 - The Bronze Age Deck (6)
I'm about what year was bronze began being used in Ireland?
Bronze, a mixture of tin and copper, started being used in about 2000 BC.
What was the sickle used for?
The sickle was used to cut grass and crops.
What is a lunula?
A lunala is a gold necklace from the Bronze Age. Lunalae got their names form their half-moon shape.
What is a cist grave?
A cist grave is a type of grave, consisting of a shallow pit, lined with stones and covered by a large flat stone. Sometimes the bodies were placed crouched down in the grave and other times they burnt the body, and placed the remains in a large pot. Grave goods including food were put in as well.
What is a stone circle?
Stone circles were built by placing large, upright stones into the ground. Archaeologists are unsure of their use, but may have been used a place of worship.