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The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age system, preceded by the Stone Age (Neolithic) and the Bronze Age. As its name suggests, Iron Age technology is characterized by the production of tools and weaponry by ferrous metallurgy (ironworking).

In the session, we listened to a segment of this podcast by Naked Archaeology on iron, glass and slag. In addition, an episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time‘ from 2011 discusses discuss the dawn of the European Iron Age and provides a useful overview.