ancient near east the iron age in the ancient near east is believed to have begun with the discovery of iron smelting and smithing techniques in anatolia or the caucasus and balkans in the late 2nd millennium bc c 1300 bc the earliest bloomery smelting of iron is found at tell hammeh jordan around 930 bc 14 c dating western asia.
3 incredible discovery of boat wreck in croatia dated to 3200 years in march this year marine archaeologist and researcher at the centre national de la recherche scientifique cnrs in france giulia boetto announced the incredible discovery of a boat wreck in zambratija cove croatia which was just dated to 1200 bc.
7 thailand phra nakhon si ayutthaya this city originally built around 1350 ad includes monasteries and massive prangs or reliquary towersthe site functioned as the second capital of thailand and was part of a sprawling and highlyorganized urban plan that featured canals roads and interconnecting structures.
10000year history of marijuana use in the world 8000 bce use of hemp cord in pottery identified at ancient village site dating back over 10000 years located in the area of modern day taiwan finding hemp use and cultivation in this date range puts it as one of the first and oldest known human agriculture crops.
In the early 1990s a team led by nicholas clapp an amateur archaeologist and filmmaker announced that they had found the ancient city of ubar which was identified as iram of the pillars.
The shipping of michigan copper across the atlantic in the bronze age isle royale and keweenaw peninsula c 2400bc1200 bc summary recent scientific literature has come to the conclusion that the major source of the copper that swept through the european bronze age after 2500 bc is unknown.