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Iron Age

1590s, originally, as in Greek and Roman mythology, the last and worst age of the world; the archaeological sense of "period in which humans used iron tools and weapons" is from 1866 (earlier in this sense iron period, 1847).

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Definitions of Iron Age
1
iron age (n.)
(classical mythology) the last and worst age of the world;
2
Iron Age (n.)
(archeology) the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons;
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