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The period in cultural development succeeding the Bronze Age in Asia, Europe, and Africa, characterized by the introduction of iron metallurgy. In Europe it began around the eighth century bc. See Usage Note at Three Age system.
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth the last and worst age in the history of the world
a. the period following the Bronze Age characterized by the extremely rapid spread of iron tools and weapons, which began in the Middle East about 1100 bc
b. (as modifier): an Iron-Age weapon.
1. the period in the history of humankind, following the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, marked by the use of implements and weapons made of iron: in Europe generally regarded as extending from the first millennium b.c. to the early first century a.d.; the Halstatt and La Tène cultures are representative.
2. (often l.c.) (in Greek and Roman myth) the last and worst of the ages of the human race, characterized by danger, corruption, and toil.
The period in human history following the Bronze Age, during which people discovered how to make iron tools and weapons.
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|Noun||1.||Iron Age - (archeology) the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons|
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
|2.||iron age - (classical mythology) the last and worst age of the world|
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks