Carp's Tongue Complex

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A tradition of metalworking characteristic of southeast England during the Ewart Park Phase of the British late Bronze Age (800–700 bc). Colin Burgess has argued that during this time metalworking underwent something of an industrial revolution with the widespread introduction of lead‐bronze and an increase in the repertoire of objects made. This may in part be due to influences and connections with continental Europe. Objects regarded as part of the Carp's Tongue Complex include the eponymous carp's tongue sword, bag‐shaped chapes, triangular perforated knives, hog's back knives, socketed axes, end‐winged axes, gouges, spearheads, and bugle‐shaped objects of unknown purpose.

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