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Nature volume 127, pages 363364 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation

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PROF. CHILDE'S book on the Bronze Age is modest in appearance? but that is no criterion of its merit. He has given his readers what might well be termed a complete handbook of the period, having in view the needs of the beginner and that useful person, the general reader. He takes up the story of prehistory where it was left by Mr. M. C. Burkitt in “Our Early Ancestors“, and begins with the discovery by early man that certain kinds of stone are susceptible to treatment by heat—the discovery of metal working. From this germ he traces the development of Bronze Age culture, highly elaborated in technology and art and relatively advanced in its system of commercial and international communication.

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