A guide to the antiquities of the bronze age in the Department of British and mediæval antiquities . rison of objects from thetransitional cemetery of Ananino onthe Kama with remains from Graeco-.Scythian tombs in Southern Russia wouldseem to show that on the European sidethis Ural-Altaic Bronze culture came toan end al)out the third century e. c. Theal.isence in early Chinese records of anymention of bronze-using tribes amongstthe peoples of Central Asia perhapspoints to a similar date for the easternextremity of the line. Herodotus states that the Massagetae, whooccupied a part of the interv

A guide to the antiquities of the bronze age in the Department of British and mediæval antiquities . rison of objects from thetransitional cemetery of Ananino onthe Kama with remains from Graeco-.Scythian tombs in Southern Russia wouldseem to show that on the European sidethis Ural-Altaic Bronze culture came toan end al)out the third century e. c. Theal.isence in early Chinese records of anymention of bronze-using tribes amongstthe peoples of Central Asia perhapspoints to a similar date for the easternextremity of the line. Herodotus states that the Massagetae, whooccupied a part of the interv Stock Photo
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A guide to the antiquities of the bronze age in the Department of British and mediæval antiquities . rison of objects from thetransitional cemetery of Ananino onthe Kama with remains from Graeco-.Scythian tombs in Southern Russia wouldseem to show that on the European sidethis Ural-Altaic Bronze culture came toan end al)out the third century e. c. Theal.isence in early Chinese records of anymention of bronze-using tribes amongstthe peoples of Central Asia perhapspoints to a similar date for the easternextremity of the line. Herodotus states that the Massagetae, whooccupied a part of the intervening territory, were still using bronzein the sixth century b. c. A word may be added here on tlie Bronze industry of ancientMexico and Peru, which some have endeavoured to connect withthat of China. The independent invention of an alloy like bronzeis indeed not out of tlie question, and the balance of authorityis now in favour of it, so great are the difficulties in demonstratingany connection between the bronze implements of the old andnew continents. Most students of American archaeology are. Fig. 114.—Bronze knives, Siberia. ?, ITALY AND SICILY 111 agreed that the Mexican and Peruvian bronzes are not of anyvery great antiquity, and that the Bronze age must have beenover in China long before it liegan in the New World. Moreover, up to the present time no remains have been discovered southof the Behring .Strait on the Asiatic side which might establisha connecting link. Examples of bronze axes, &c., from Mexicoand Peru, may l)e seen in tiie American Eoom. ITALY AND SICILY: Case J. It is probable that metal was Icnown earliest in the southand centre of the Italian peninsula, but in the north there areremains of extreme antiquity. At Remedello, near Brescia, a cemetery of more than 300 graves was discovered, whichclearly extends over a very long period, the celts exhibitinga development from the most primitive tj^pes imitating thoseof stone, to more advanced forms with flanges

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