Bronze Age Elderly might have been Leaders

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by Jan van der Crabben
published on 05 August 2011
A recent study of two Bronze Age cemeteries in Austria has shown that over a 600-year time period the elderly had become leaders of society. While in the earlier period, old men were not buried any differently from young men, over time the older men were given status symbols into their graves, such as bronze axes, which is indicative of a leading role in society. Read the whole story at Live Science.
Posted by Jan van der Crabben on August 5, 2011, 07:57.

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