The Copper Age Explained (The rise of civilization) – The Chalcolithic Period

The Chalcolithic or Copper Age lasting about one thousand years is the transitional period between the Neolithic, or Stone Age and the Bronze Age. The Copper Age originated from the island of Cyprus, where Romans mined copper from its rich copper mines.

About 6000 years ago, copper was used in manufacturing tools and weapons, while gold was fashioned into ornaments. Copper’s Age began around the mid 5th millennium BC, and ended with the opening of the Bronze Age, in the late 4th to 3rd millennium BC.