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In archaeology, the Iron Age is the period when the iron usage and the technological processes of its obtaining were the most important for the society. The Iron Age is the last period from the system of the three ages of classifying the prehistoric societies, preceded by the Bronze Age. The influences on the large areas in Europe were remarkable. Many legends say that responsible for this result were the ancient gods, but it can be also another cause: some people used for the tools and weapons better materials from the first Iron Age, while the inhabitants from other areas used poor quality steel or bronze. It is very important to research the ancient epopees using the ‘engineering glasses’, to discover the origin of the materials and also the secrets that wrote the history of the world. At the beginning, human believed that everything must remain hidden in the basement, so there were few ones in charge of mines and iron processing. Later, humanity began to understand the iron importance and started to use iron for more and more activities. The present paper limits only to some milestones regarding the evolution of the usage of the new materials, but also to some specific technologies for the epoch.Keywords: Tools, weapons, iron, history, technology
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