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date: 09 July 2020

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This article examines the chronology of Western Europe during the Bronze Age. It determines that this chronology is still a work in progress, and is based on information which can be gathered from distinguishing distinct material or architectural phases from well-excavated and published sites. The article then provides a chronology of the Bronze Age in several countries in Western Europe, including France and Belgium. It concludes that the Western European Bronze Age is commonly considered in terms of an interconnected Atlantic facade, and that the definition of the Bronze Age in Western Europe lies against a backdrop of long-distance communication and pronounced regionality.

Keywords: chronology, Western Europe, architectural phases, Atlantic facade, long-distance communication, regionality

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