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Stone Age A-Z

Aurochs   A type of wild cattle, much larger than the modern cow, which is probably descended from it. Aurochs were domesticated around 8000 years ago. They can often be seen in ancient cave art. 

Bronze Age   The period when people learned to make tools from the metal bronze. Bronze was made by melting tin and copper together. Bronze was found to be harder and longer-lasting than other metals, but still easy to cut and shape. The Bronze Age began about 5000 years ago in the Middle East, but started later in other parts of the world.  

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