Iron Age

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Iron Age Period succeeding the Bronze Age, dating from about 1100 bc in the Near East, later in w Europe. During this period people learned to smelt iron, although the Hittites had probably developed the first significant iron industry in Armenia soon after 2000 bc.

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I·ron Age 1. a period that followed the Bronze Age, when weapons and tools came to be made of iron. 2. (in Greek and Roman mythology) the last and worst age of the world, a time of wickedness and oppression.

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