NIOS Class 10 Social Studies Chapter 1 Ancient World, Introduction Part 1 (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Title: Ancient World


  • The Stone Age was followed by;
    • The Metal Ages
    • Bronze Age
    • Iron Age
  • Human civilization became highly evolved after the discovery of metal.
  • Advanced civilisations came up in some countries, during Bronze age
Human Civilization
  • In this lesson we are going to learn about these civilizations.
  • Also, we are going to learn about Iron Age Civilizations in;
    • Greece
    • Rome
    • Persians
    • India

The Bronze Age

  • The use of metal started after the end of the New Stone Age.
  • The first metal that is used by them is copper.

Chalcolithic Cultures

  • The cultures based on the use of both stone and copper.
  • This period is also called the Bronze Age because in this period the invention of bronze was established which is an alloy of copper and tin.
  • For making weapons and implements copper and bronze gradually replaced by
Chalcolithic Cultures
  • In different river valleys for the first-time town-based civilizations came up.
  • These towns became;
    • Centers of trade
    • Commerce
    • Administration.

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