The Bronze Age
( What has gone before. )
4,500,000,000 BCE. Earth becomes a lump ( According to Science ).
200,000,000 BCE. Dinosaurs Come.
60,000,000 BCE. Dinosaurs Go.
2,400,000 BCE. Man turns up and brings Woman with him.
2,400,000 BCE. April 1st Man begins banging the rocks together.
1,000,000 BCE. Man sets fire to things on purpose.
8,000 BCE. Man beats copper nuggets to a pulp.
The universe is created at this time on a Monday. ( According to reliable sources. )
6,000 BCE. Man melts copper and casts it.
4,000 BCE. Man discovers Gold, Silver and Iron.
3,700 BCE. Man mixes copper with tin and makes bronze.
3,500 BCE. European Man gets the hang of copper.
3,000 BCE. Man decides bronze is more fun than copper.
2,000 BCE. European Man realises that someone hasn’t told him something.
( For more details and less flippancy see the Chronology. )
The Hafting of a Bronze Age Looped Palstave Axe