Copper Age

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Copper Age:

see Bronze AgeBronze Age,
period in the development of technology when metals were first used regularly in the manufacture of tools and weapons. Pure copper and bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, were used indiscriminately at first; this early period is sometimes called the Copper Age.
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Copper Age


(also Chalcolithic or Aeneolithic), a transitional period between the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age during which metal articles made of copper first appeared. However, stone tools continued to predominate. In the Middle East (southern Iran, Turkey, and Mesopotamia), copper and subsequently bronze articles appeared in the fourth millennium B.C.; in Europe, such objects appeared in the third and second millennia B.C.

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Copper was used for the first time on the island in the Chalcolithic Age from 4000BC to 2500BC, which has has since been known for its copper resources.
Such elements present in legends and beliefs as the birth of fire, melting the mountains and ploughing fields and domesticating animals represent the discovery of fire by man during the Ice Age, the transition into the Chalcolithic Age and the entry into the Neolithic Age respectively.
The second layer, possibly loaded since the Chalcolithic Age is of Indo-European, it results in the Sino-Indo-European corpus of common etymological units.