Bending the Boyne: a Novel of Ancient Ireland
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from Barnsley UK
| New Message Posted!2003-11-05 19:53  |
Dates for phases such as Neolithic, Charcolithic, Bronze Age etc, are hard to pin down to specific dates as new ideas, people and materials reached different parts of the country at different times.
Rough dates are Ok as a general rule of thumb, but it's a good idea not to get too bogged down in trying to keep phases within narrow definitions.
| New Message Posted!2003-11-05 16:56  |
Megalith is more of a description of the stones present (Gr. Big stone!) Neolithic is a description of the time period.
Dates, very roughly, as new research changes them and they are dependent on location, are;
Old and Middle Stone Age (Palaeo/Meso)...Before 3500BCE
New Stone Age (Neo)...3500 to 1900BCE
Early to middle Bronze Age...1900-1000BCE
Late Bronze Age...1000-500BCE
Iron Age...500BCE to 43 CE
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| New Message Posted!2003-11-05 14:28  |
what is the difference between megalithic and neolithic?. i find that on most sites the terms are interchangeable. as far as im aware, for britain
neolithic is 6800bc-3600 bc
bronze age 3600- 600 bc
iron age 600 bc-
can any one help me here with some better or more accurate definitions/times for such terms?