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African Iron Age Began Centuries Before European!

Recent studies date the inception of iron metallurgy in Africa between 3000 and 2500 BCE. Evidence exists for early iron metallurgy in parts of Nigeria, Cameroon, and Central Africa, possibly from as early as around 2,000 BCE.Iron and copper smelting appeared around the same time in most parts of Africa. As such, most Classical African civilizations outside of Kemet Kemet did not experience a distinct Bronze Age.In Ancient Kemet, the Bronze Age begins in the Protodynastic period, c. 3150 BC. The archaic Early Bronze Age of Kemet, known as the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt, immediately follows the unification of Lower and Upper Kemet, c. 3100 BC. This video explains why African swords are among the most beautiful and diverse of ancient weapons.


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