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Encyclopedia > Ewart Park Phase

The Ewart Park Phase refers to a period of the later Bronze Age in Britain. The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ...


It is named after a founder's hoard discovered in Ewart Park in Northumberland and is the twelfth in a sequence of industrial stages that cover the period 3000 BC to 600 BC.. For the software, see hoard memory allocator. ... Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ...


The Ewart Park phase dates from 800 to 700 BC, preceded by the Wilburton complex in the south and the Wallington complex and Poldar phase in the north. There are several regional sub groups including the Carp's Tongue complex in the south east, the Llantwit-Stogursey tradition in south Wales, the Broadward complex in the Marches, the Heathery Burn tradition in the north and the Scottish Duddington, Covesea, and Ballimore traditions. The Irish parallel is the Dowris Phase. In archaeology, the Carps Tongue complex refers to a tradition of metal working from south eastern England during the later Bronze Age. ... Mark or march (or various plural forms of these words) are derived from the Frankish word marka (boundary) and refer to an area along a border, e. ...


Alloying metal with lead became a common practice during the period and numerous hoards date to this period. In common with the continental Hallstatt culture, horse harnesses and vehicle fittings were developed and links with the late Urnfield Culture and Hallstatt early C are apparent. This article is about the chemical element. ... The Hallstatt culture was the predominant Central European culture during the local Bronze Age, and introduced the Iron Age. ... The Urnfield culture of central European culture is dated roughly between 1300 BC and 750 BC. The name describes the custom of cremating the dead and placing them in cemeteries. ...


It was succeeded by the Llyn Fawr Phase which is analogous to Hallstatt C proper.


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Ewart Park Phase (92 words)
(Post Wilburton phase) dates from the ninth century BC and is characterized by the general use of lead-alloyed metal, a wider range of products, and a proliferation of hoards, mainly founders' hoards of scrap metal or 'ritual' deposits.
The importance of the spear appears to decline, except in the Broadway complex.
There are many regional differences, but some tools and weapons are common to most traditions, such as the Ewart Park sword which has two or three holes (rarely slots) in the hilt.
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