The Beginning of the Iron Age in Transoxania

The discovery of iron was of enormous importance for the history of mankind, and although at first used principally for decorative purposes, metallurgic technology gradually developed to produce weapons and tools in iron. It also increased the productivity of farm labour, as new farming implements could be designed.  As such, different tribes developed their own distinct techniques and crafts between the tenth and eighth centuries BC, leading to the emergence of a number of Iron Age cultures in northern Central Asia, such as the Amirabad Culture and the Chust Culture.


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