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Episode from the podcastHow It Began: A History of the Modern World

Mastering Metals: From Sticks & Stones to Cars & Computers

Released Monday, 8th January 2018
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The transition from the Stone Age to the age of metals marks the historical arrival of civilization.  But, how was it that people first learned to see stone not as a tool in itself but as a reservoir of better tools?  And how did we master that material revolution to forge cars & computers from sticks & stones?
Discover the triumph of mastering metals, and how it began.
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