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Britain

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The largest of the British Isles, including what is now called England, Wales, and Scotland. Until Roman times the island's inhabitants were dominantly Brythonic Celts, ancestors of the...

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Bronze Age

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The prehistoric period during which bronze was the principal material used for tools and weapons. The transition from the Copper Age is difficult to fix, as is that to the Iron Age which...

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climate

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The characteristic pattern of weather elements in an area over a period. The weather elements include temperature, rainfall, humidity, solar insolation, wind, etc. The climate of a large...

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early humans

Overview page. Subjects: World History.

Members of the family Hominidae, including our own species Homo sapiens, our presumed forebears Homo erectus and Homo habilis, and forms believed to be closely related called collectively...

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eolithic

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Of, relating to, or denoting a period at the beginning of the Stone Age, preceding the Palaeolithic and characterized by the earliest crude stone tools.

The term is recorded from...

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flint

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Science and Mathematics.

Variety of chert, which occurs commonly as nodules and bands in chalk. It is deposited in the porous, permeable structures of sponge, diatom, and echinoid skeletons and also in burrows.

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Iron Age

Overview page. Subjects: History.

The prehistoric period of human culture which began in Europe around 1000 bc (after the Bronze Age), during which iron was the main material used for making tools and weapons.

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Mesolithic

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Literally the middle Stone Age, the period between the Palaeolithic and the Neolithic, often characterized by a microlithic flint industry. The transition from hunting,...

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mineral

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A solid, naturally occurring, inorganic substance (such as copper) with a definite chemical composition, a specific internal crystal structure, and characteristic physical properties. See...

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Neolithic

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The later part of the Stone Age, characterized by the Neolithic peoples' use of polished stone axes and simple pottery. The discovery of farming and the domestication of animals brought an...

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