Iron Age History
Iron Age refers to the time period when human beings had no other choice than making their tools and weapons out of steel or iron. There were several other practices that were being followed apart from the one mentioned before. There were several other changes as well that were seen in the social as well as the cultural lives of people during this particular age.More...
Iron Age In Europe
As far as Iron Age in Europe is concerned, it began during the late years of the eleventh century BC. It probably started of from the Caucasus, after which it slowly started spreading westwards as well as northwards in the next 500 years. In Eastern Europe, this age started around the first millennium BC, whereas in the Caucasus and the Pontic steppe regions, it is considered to begin with Novocherkassk, Koban and Chernogorovka cultures from 900 BC.
Around 800 BC, the Iron Age had already spread to Hallstatt C which was actually due to the migration of the ‘Thraco-Cimmerian’. It then started spreading towards the west from 6th century BC that started of with the Celtic expansion.More...
When Did The Iron Age Begin ?
In archaeological terms, Iron Age is basically referred to the time period where the basic material used in making weapons and tools was iron. Iron holds the third position in the categorization system of the ancient cultures. As far as the beginning of the Iron Age is concerned, its earliest beginning is associated with the southeastern part of Europe and the region which is presently known as the Middle East during 1200 B.C. More...