Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

What came after the Iron Age?

9 Answers

  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    The Atomic Age.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Depends where.   In Britain, the Iron age ended when the Romans started organizing the place in AD 43.  When they left there were the 'dark ages' and the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.  In Scandinavia, the Iron Age is considered to have lasted until 800AD and was followed by the  Viking age.

  • 2 months ago

    The Roman period begins in Britain with the Roman invasion of Claudius in AD43, and ends in AD410 with Honorius's withdrawal of the legions. The Roman period is preceded by the Iron Age, and followed by the Early Medieval  period.

  • 2 months ago

    The Roman period. In GB 'Iron Age' normally refers to the immediately pre-Roman period, although iron would have been the main metal used was iron for centuries afterwards. In a way, it still is although steel, an iron alloy is more used than cast or wrought iron. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Permanent Press.

  • John
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    It depends what area of the world, but assuming you mean Europe, Mediterranean and Middle East then the Roman Empire.  

    Just to add, Stone age, Bronze age and Iron age are all different in different parts of the world.

    Western Africa in 15th to 17th Century had Old Stone age, New Stone Age and Bronze age peoples all in different parts of the Coastline.  

    The reason they tend to follow a similar pattern is down to advances in technology, so old stone age is basic stone tools, whereas New stone age includes farming, and it is farming that allows extra rest or leisure time without the worry of starvation.  

    This leads to experimentation which usually sees copper becoming used, with the addition of tin making bronze.

    Iron requires much higher temperatures to melt and so the techniques acquired melting copper and bronze allow Iron to be used.  

    One the Roman Empire had taken hold across the Med, we then enter different periods by reference to local events.  The Medieval period is used as a term to separate the Classical age of Rome and Greece from the Modern Renaissance, and then Industrial revolution, again this happened at different times in different countries.    

  • 2 months ago

    I suppose that if you start at the stone age, bronze age and then iron age, it could be argued that what came next was pre industrial age followed by the industrial age and we could say that we are now living in the silicon age.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago


  • larry1
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    The Medieval Age, then the 'modern age'.

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