Tech Ages 2 - Jamestown School District

When Did Technology Begin
The Technological Ages
Prepared by Mr. Gee
The Technological Ages
Stone Age
Bronze Age
Iron Age
Machine Age
Industrial Revolution
Information Age
Future Technology
Stone Age
◊ Refers to the period from about
1,000,000 B.C.
◊ Stone was used during this period to
make various objects.
◊ Many tools were also made of wood
and animal bones
Bronze Age
◊ Began about 3,000 B.C.
◊ People made tools and
weapons from
◊ Melting copper and
adding other ores
people discovered that
stronger metals
like bronze could be
Iron Age
◊ Began around 1200 B.C. in the Middle
East and 450 B.C. in Britain.
◊ Smelting- the process of making iron
from iron ore.
◊ Many tools could be made out of iron as
it was a very sturdy metal.
Machine Age
◊ Ushered in by the invention of the
water wheel.
◊ Prior to the water wheel human muscle
power was used to do things like grind
corn and
other foods.
◊ Provided power for many early tools
that were used in the mills.
Industrial Revolution
◊ Began around 1750.
◊ A great change from hand
craftsmanship to machine use.
◊ Henry Ford is often called “the father of
mass production” because he made the
idea popular.
Information Age
◊ The most recent age which came about
with greater use of computers.
◊ Highlighted by the ability to transfer
large amounts of information through
computer systems.
◊ The Internet was established as a
means of transferring this information.
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