Discovery and Extraction of Metals - Ancient History

Age

Stone Age

16000 BC - 3500 BC

Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age)

16000 BC - 10000 BC

Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age)

10000 BC - 4500 BC

Neolithic (New Stone Age)

4500 BC - 3500 BC

Copper Age

4000 BC - 2300 BC

Bronze Age

3300 BC - 600 BC

Iron Age

1200 BC - 400

Discovery

Gold

8000 BC

Copper

6500 BC

Bronze

4000 BC

Lead

3500 BC

Iron

1500 BC