the Iron Age


: a period of time between about 3000 B.C. and 1000 B.C. in which people used iron to make weapons and tools

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Recent Examples on the Web First mentioned by ancient Greek writers around the fifth century B.C.E., the tribes thrived during the Iron Age. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 June 2024 The researchers were surprised to find malaria in the bones of someone from the Iron Age in Austria – and in bones from Tibet, high in the Himalayas, where malaria-carrying mosquitoes can’t survive. Melody Schreiber, NPR, 13 June 2024 In the Iron Age, many Celtic elites were buried in luxurious graves filled with ceremonial wagons, jewelry, furniture and dining wares. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 June 2024 The exploitation of mountain natural resources during the Iron Age in the Eastern Pyrenees: the case study of production unit G at Tossal de Baltarga (Bellver de Cerdanya, Lleida, Spain) Lead author from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Paul Smaglik, Discover Magazine, 17 May 2024 The shaft at the top of the Iron Age deposits, where the individual with Turner syndrome was found. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 15 Jan. 2024 Another gravesite, located about 1,300 feet away, was filled with the remains of six cremations dating to the Iron Age. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 5 Apr. 2024 Another represents a man who lived during the Iron Age some 1,500 years ago and performed hard agricultural labor. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Mar. 2024 By the Iron Age, most of the hazelnuts appear to have been gathered in an open area and not a woodland like the ones that existed as the glaciers retreated. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 29 Feb. 2024

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“The Iron Age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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