What was it like to live in the Bronze Age? Learn about everyday life, technology and culture in the Bronze Age in this BBC Bitesize KS2 History guide.
Around 2500BC settlers from mainland Europe brought a new skill to Britain. They were metalworkers who knew how to work with copper. Gradually, Britons learned to make objects from copper, gold and bronze.
By 2100BC, Britons were mining metals. Trading ships travelled to mainland Europe carrying copper, tin and precious objects made by metalworkers.
Some settlers who arrived belonged to the Beaker culture. Beaker people lived in clans led by powerful chiefs. They held religious ceremonies at stone circles, and buried their dead in circular graves. These customs became part of life in Ancient Britain.
Learn all about life in Bronze Age Britain in this really useful guide from BBC Bitesize.