The Bronze Age was an important period in human development. People discovered the secret of bronze production; this had a profound effect on their lives and caused great changes in society. People began to specialize. Some of them cultivated crops and raised livestock, others manufactured goods, still others were engaged in trade; and some people ruled. New social classes arose, to which belonged the wealthy and those responsible for spiritual matters.
What was life like during the late Bronze Age in the territory of Slovakia? What were the values in society, how did people live and work, how did they dress and adorn themselves, what did their homes look like, what did they produce and eat? The present documentary film, in three parts, attempts to answer all of these questions, based on the research of an international team of archaeologists.
The first part, called “The discovery of the prehistoric settlement” presents the story of the archaeological discovery of a major settlement in Slovakia. This important discovery shed new light on the life of people during the Bronze Age, their methods of cultivation, even their health status.