Societies then & now tend to treasure gold, it’s an up there commodity, top shelf & all that. With the music industry I think it’s platinum these days. We can make a lot of clever stuff & have been doing so since before the Bronze Age. But the Bronze Age in history can be in two different places, one is focused on the discovery of bronze the other has to do with its comparative value in relation to the strength of kingdoms & empires within history.
In the book of Daniel (600 BC- ish) Gold is the Babylonian Empire, Silver is the Medo-Persian, Bronze is the Greek & Iron is the Roman Empire. So next time someone talks about Bronze age goat herders get them to clarify it : ).
Dan 2:35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.