Bronze Age

Connected Sites

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Al Ain round tombs of the Hafit culture
Ancient Jericho "The archaeological material from the Bronze Age includes three massive fortified walls constructed in the Early Bronze Age (3000-2350 BCE) and four walls dating to the Middle Bronze Age (1950-1550 BCE) visible in the excavated sections." (AB ev)
Ancient Merv Five early settlements have been uncovered
Arslantepe Mound Considerable evidence also testifies to the Early Bronze Age period, most prominently identified by the Royal Tomb complex. (official description, Unesco website)
Atapuerca "The Galería del Silex contains abundant evidence of human occupation during the Neolithic and Bronze Age. More fifty painted and engraved panels have been recorded, with geometrical motifs, hunting scenes, and anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures." (AB)
Baalbek Excavations near the Jupiter temple have revealed the existence of ancient human habitation dating to the Early Bronze Age (2900-2300 BC)
Ban Chiang "In addition to ceramics, the site has exceptional and uniquely early evidence of the knowledge of bronze-making by its inhabitants with remains of raw materials, production facilities, and complete bronze tools and ornaments. These early bronze finds make the site known as the metal tools production site in East and Southeast Asia" (official description at UNESCO website)
Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
Biblical Tells
Butrint There are several Bronze Age (2000-500BC) sites in the nominated area, including those at Kalivo, the acropolis of Butrint, and Shën Dimitri. (AB Ev)
Deer Stone Monuments Bronze Age and Early Iron Age deer stone monuments
Dholavira: A Harappan City "Dholavira is an exceptional example of a proto-historic Bronze Age urban settlement pertaining to the Harappan Civilization". (Official description)
Gobustan Rock Art The area also holds Bronze Age burial sites (AB ev)
Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
Gordion "Evidence suggests that the first phase of settlement came under the influence of the Hittites during the Late Bronze Age, until the collapse of that Empire, around 1200 BCE." (AB ev)
Hawraman/Uramanat Central-Eastern Valley: "The earliest archaeological findings show than man settlements in these area date back to the late Bronze and Iron Ages." (Nomination file, p. 102)
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago Remains were found
Hortobágy Early Bronze Age burial mounds (kurgans)
Krzemionki prehistoric flint mines mining sites dating from the Neolithic and the Bronze Age (c. 3900-1600 BCE) (AB ev)
Lenggong Valley occupation of the area particularly during the Palaeolithic era, but also during the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods (crit III)
Liangzhu Archaeological Site "It provides unparalleled evidence for concepts of cultural identity, social and political organization and the development of society and culture in the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age in China and the region" (AB ev)
Moenjodaro "Once the centre of a powerful civilization, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest cities — a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets, as well as a water and waste system to rival modern standards."
Mycenae and Tiryns Mycenae
Ohrid Region
Orkhon Valley Ornated graves
Petroglyphs of the Mongolian Altai Large compositions appear within this period (AB ev)
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
Pyramids (Memphis) The "Old Kingdom" was Egypt's "Bronze age" civilisation
Rock Carvings in Tanum
Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
Sarazm "Later, particularly in the Bronze Age, Sarazm complemented and extended its activities with metallurgy and handicrafts, demonstrating the existence of a network of a diversity of interchanges on a very large scale" (unesco)
Shahr-i Sokhta Located at the junction of Bronze Age trade routes (AB ev)
Southern Öland "On Stora alvaret there is a series of large Bronze Age burial cairns"
Stonehenge This site extends into the Bronze Age.
Su Nuraxi di Barumini
Sulaiman-Too Bronze Age settlement
Syracuse "The archaeological explorations of the square in front of the Cathedral have shown that this location was the site of cults in honour of unknown divinities in the Ancient Bronze Age, where the Corinthian Oikos was received, the official cult location with which the founding of the city was sanctioned." (Nomination file, p. 135)
Talayotic Menorca "from the Bronze Age (1600 BCE) to the Late Iron Age (123 BCE)" (AB ev)
Tanbaly "a substantial testimony to the lives and beliefs of pastoral peoples of the central Asian steppes from the Bronze Age to the present day." (OUV)
Troy "a major archaeological site that vividly illustrates the meeting of Near Eastern and Mediterranean cultures in the Early Bronze Age." (AB ev)
Yin Xu Chinese Bronze Age


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