The Copper Age, also called the Chalcolithic is an archaeological period characterized by regular human manipulation of copper, but prior to the discovery of bronze alloys. Modern researchers consider the period as a subset of the broader Neolithic, but earlier scholars defined it as a transitional period between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age. (wiki)

Connected Sites

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Antequera Dolmens Site "The construction period of El Romeral is attributed to the Chalcolithic period (c. 3300-2200 BCE.)." + "coexistence in Antequera of the two great megalithic traditions on the Iberian Peninsula and Western Europe has been certified: the Neolithic tradition of lintelled structures and the Chalcolithic tradition of false cupola chambers" (AB ev)
Arslantepe Mound "The most prominent and flourishing period of the site was in the Late Chalcolithic period, during which the so-called palace complex was constructed." (official description)
Champaner-Pavagadh "Some material remains prove that the area was inhabited already in the chalcolithic period." (AB ev)
Petra the Chalcolithic mining sites at Umm al Amad (OUV)
Çatalhöyük "The Western tell excavations primarily revealed Chalcolithic occupation levels from 6,200-5,200 BC" (OUV)


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