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Iron Age


If she tried, Mae could get to at least a few of these events, but just when she was arranging some sort of itinerary, she saw something that obliterated all else: the Funky Arse Whole Circus would be on campus, on the lawn next to the Iron Age, at seven.
Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons (very roughly  1200 BC to 50 AD)
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Ancient human history is typically divided into three ages:  stone, bronze, and iron.  It was originally developed for Europe and, although adjusted for other discoveries, is less applicable elsewhere and is a rough generalization at best.

Some societies skipped some of the stages or never developed them. For example, some Amazonian tribes in South America remain to date in the Stone Age. South of the Sahara, cultures skipped the Bronze Age by going directly from the Stone age to the Iron age.
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  • If she tried, Mae could get to at least a few of these events, but just when she was arranging some sort of itinerary, she saw something that obliterated all else: the Funky Arse Whole Circus would be on campus, on the lawn next to the Iron Age, at seven.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Then I’d remember Herodotus didn’t have a smartphone, because he had been dead since the Iron Age.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • He was forever experimenting with different eras, Roman times, the Iron Age, the Bronze Age.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • They had the Stone Age and the Iron Age and now they’re going to call it the Rearden Metal Age-because there’s no limit to what your Metal has made possible.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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  • This is Kaliyuga, buddy, the Iron Age.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • He climbs up to the control room, a strange mixture of Iron Age and high-tech.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • …he stopped, and as many times did his laughter break out afresh with the same violence as at first, whereat Don Quixote grew furious, above all when he heard him say mockingly, "Thou must know, friend Sancho, that of Heaven’s will I was born in this our iron age to revive in it the golden or age of gold; I am he for whom are reserved perils, mighty achievements, valiant deeds;" and here he went on repeating the words that Don Quixote uttered the first time they heard the awful strokes.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Instead of building new furnaces, thought Rearden, he was now running a losing race to keep the old ones going; instead of starting new ventures, new research, new experiments in the use of Rearden Metal, he was spending the whole of his energy on a quest for sources of iron ore: like the men at the dawn of the Iron Age-he thought-but with less hope.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But Don Quixote, supported by his intrepid heart, leaped on Rocinante, and bracing his buckler on his arm, brought his pike to the slope, and said, "Friend Sancho, know that I by Heaven’s will have been born in this our iron age to revive revive in it the age of gold, or the golden as it is called; I am he for whom perils, mighty achievements, and valiant deeds are reserved; I am, I say again, he who is to revive the Knights of the Round Table, the Twelve of France and the Nine…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Iron Age [8] , Stone Age [5] , Bronze Age [7]
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