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 Bronze. ◊ Melting copper and adding other ores people discovered that stronger metals like bronze could be created. 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.