Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

The Bronze Age 2000-800 B.C.

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Series:

Westermann Schautafeln: Geschichtliches Grundwissen - Ur- und Vorgeschichte, Antike

Timeframe:

Hochkulturen

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Girsig, A.

Publisher:

Georg Westermann Verlag, Braunschweig

Year of publication:

1963

Themes:

European history   

The subtitle on the chart is: „4000 years ago humans learned to produce metal from ore. With copper and tin they obtained hard materials that could be cast in moulds: Bronze. This was the beginning of a new era of mankind, the beginning of the Metal Ages.” A map on the wall charts shows the spread of Indo-Germanic settlements. Ten images show a Germanic man of the Bronze Age; a Germanic woman; a belt buckle and an armlet; jewelry for female garments, an East-Germanic face urn; the Trundholm sun chariot, a wind instrument called lur, some kinds of weapons: sword, dagger, axe and lance as well as a lake-dwelling settlement and petroglyphs of the Northern tribes as a symbol of cultic feasts.