Iron Age DNA

Compared to the Bronze and Stone Ages, Iron Age starts making momentum sometime around 1100-200 BCE. Believe it or not, the advancements were more visible and faster. It has witnessed a widespread use of iron in the creation of iron tools.

Fact is, this has lead to rapid prosperity and massive production in metalwork.

Throughout this period as well, the Mycenean and Minoan civilizations started to fall while Greek art is dazzling the Mediterranean basin, particularly the Greek sculpture as well as painted Greek pottery.

The Birth of a New Age

At the end of Iron Age was also the same time when Greece started to lose its power. And by this period, countless Roman art appeared and this was made mostly by Greeks in Hellenic style. What’s unfortunate though, most of the paintings as well as other art pieces from this period were destroyed which leave modern people with small legacy of portable and architectural artworks such as vases where it is used in gauging artistic activity of the past.

Unfortunately, Nothing Survived

The arts of Iron Age especially in Central and Northern Europe is actually a big chunk to the influence of the Celtic metalwork art. However, it remains limited in quality and design in comparison to the examples and works from Mediterranean. So far, the best illustration of the central Civilizations in Europe does include La Tene and Hallsatt styles of Celtic culture.