Bronze Age People

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From about 2000 BC to 1800 BC a people skilled in metalwork came to live in Ireland. They made bronze tools and weapons. To do this they mixed copper from Ireland with tin from Spain. Bronze was easier to shape than stone and it did not break as easily. Bronze Age people built circles made of standing stones called stone circles. These stone circles were used in ceremonies.

How did Bronze Age people cook?

Beside some of the stone circles, archaeologists have found cooking sites called fulach fia. At the fulach fia, the people filled up a small hole with water and boiled the water using large hot stones from a nearby fire. Meat was wrapped in straw to keep it clean as it boiled in the water.