A friend posted this article earlier today on his Facebook page and I have enough personal interest in the subject and the idea occurs often enough in my own inventions, business projects, and writings that I thought I would comment here on the Launch Port.
The iron could have been inserted later, but my general supposition is that Iron, and possibly even Steel development occurred long before what is historically accounted, in certain isolated areas or as a result of individual experiments by certain particularly gifted smiths.
The “Ages” we attribute to history are really just generalizations on wide-spread (what we would call today industrial and/or historical) development. History implies within the very term that there must be an historical record of a thing, and that this record must be available for recognition and study. Without an historical record of some kind there is no history, but whether any particular thing actually exited or not sans an historical record, that is an entirely separate matter…
Posted on July 21, 2014, in Article, Commentary, Game Design, Information, Links, Media, MY WRITINGS AND WORK, Non-Fiction, Uncategorized and tagged artifacts, blog, craft, gaming, history, iron, manufacturing, milieu, skill, swords, technology, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.