Family cemeteries in the Bronze Age of Europe contained the graves of both rich family members and unrelated poor people, a new study has found. Researchers examined graves associated with homesteads in southern Germany, near Ausberg, analysing both ancient DNA as well as status-indicating grave goods. Archaeologists already suspected that the first large-scale hierarchical social structures developed during the Bronze Age. Yet the researchers were surprised to find such differences existing within individual households and being maintained over successive generations. It is not known, however, when the poorer individuals were servants — or slaves. Scroll down for video Family cemeteries in the Bronze Age of Europe contained the graves of both rich family members and unrelated poor people, a new study has found WHAT WAS THE BRONZE AGE? The Bronze Age is the period of time characterised by the casting of bronze.It also exhibited forms of proto-writing and other features of early urban civilisation.In central Europe, the Bronze Age lasted from 2,200–800 BC.Archaeologist believe that the materials needed for bronze working cultivated migration, as it called for the transport of materials across Europe.Social networks across Europe were forged though marriage, it is thought. The Nebra sky disk, a Bronze Age artefact from Saxony-Anhalt,… Read full this story
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