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Iron Age Cultures - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive history chapter explores several cultures from the Iron Age. As you work through this collection of bite-sized lessons, you'll become familiar with the characteristics of Iron Age cultures from Greece, Rome, Britain, South Africa, China, Ireland and more. You can complete this chapter at any time using your desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet. To help you reinforce your understanding of these concepts, we've included interactive lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. By the end of the chapter, you'll be able to:
- Recognize tribes, weapons and clothing from the Germanic Iron Age
- Identify important Iron Age empires and kingdoms
- Evaluate communities and hill forts from the Iron Age in Britain
- Summarize the history of the Roman Empire's Iron Age
- Evaluate art, architecture and mythology from the Greek Iron Age
- Describe the Iron Age in China, Egypt, Zimbabwe, India, Ireland and South Africa
- Interpret facts about the Celts in the Iron Age
1. The Germanic Iron Age: Tribes, Weapons & Clothing
Germanic tribes played a major role during the entire Iron Age. In this lesson, we'll examine Europe's Iron Age before the rise of Germanic power and see how it changed in the Germanic Iron Age itself.
2. The Iron Age in China
Few things in history have forced man to create and to innovate like warfare. To understand more about how warfare increases technology, look no further than the Iron Age in China.
3. The Iron Age in Egypt
Although the Iron Age in Egypt was relatively short compared to other eras, it was still notable. To learn more about this period of Egyptian history, give this lesson a look.
4. The Iron Age in Zimbabwe
If you are looking to explore the history of pre-colonial Africa, this lesson is a good starting point. In this lesson, we will discuss the area known as Great Zimbabwe, an advanced Iron Age civilization, and learn about the people who built and occupied this region in southern Africa.
5. Iron Age in Britain: Communities & Hillforts
In this lesson, we explore the Iron Age in Britain. Specifically, we discover the makeup of Iron Age communities and the function of hillforts in those communities.
6. Iron Age Celts Facts: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll learn about the Iron Age Celts, a fascinating group with influence on our own culture. Find out where they came from, when they reached Ireland, and what ended their reign.
7. The Iron Age in the Roman Empire: History & Conquest
Rome's imperial Iron Age was one of near-constant warfare. In this lesson, we'll examine some trends and major conquests of the Roman Empire's rise to dominance.
8. Greek Iron Age: Art & Architecture
The Greek Iron Age saw an explosion of philosophy, mathematics, and above all, the arts. In this lesson, we'll explore Greek art and architecture in this era and see how it developed.
9. Greek Iron Age: Timeline & Mythology
In this lesson, we will discuss the Greeks during the Iron Age and their place on the timeline. We will also discuss the beliefs and myths that they followed.
10. The Iron Age in India
Around the world, the Iron Age was an auspicious time. In this lesson, we're going to examine India's Iron Age and see how it drastically changed life in the subcontinent.
11. The Iron Age in South Africa
The Iron Age looked different in every part of the world, but this is especially true in southern Africa. In this lesson, we'll explore this time period and see what makes it unique in world history.
12. The Irish Iron Age: History & Facts
In this lesson, we'll explore one of the more enigmatic periods of history in Ireland, the Iron Age. We discuss the difficulties in studying the period as well as cover what we do know.
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Other chapters within the Major Eras in World History Study Guide course
- The Stone Age
- The Bronze & Iron Ages
- Classical Greece
- Rome & the Holy Roman Empire
- Government & Culture in the Middle Ages
- Renaissance & Reformation
- World Exploration & Colonization
- Revolution & Independence Movements
- The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment
- A World at War
- The Cold War Era
- The Hittite Empire
- The Neolithic Age
- The Paleolithic Age
- The Mesolithic Age
- The Iron Age
- Stone Age People
- Stone Age Cultures
- The Bronze Age
- Bronze Age Cultures