Nonsense of Noah
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In what Age are we at the time of Noah? It matters because it establishes the kinds of tools that would have been available to Noah.
The Stone Age
Covers 99% of human history.
stone tools, controlled fire, game hunting
The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic or "Old Stone" era is a prehistoric era distinguished by the development of the first stone tools, and covers roughly 99% of human history. It extends from the introduction of stone tools by hominids such as Homo habilis 2.5 or 2.6 million years ago, to the introduction of agriculture and the end of the Pleistocene around 10,000 BC.
During the Stone Age, humans grouped together in small societies such as bands, and subsisted by gathering plants and hunting or scavenging wild animals. The Paleolithic is characterized by the use of knapped stone tools, although at the time humans also used wood and bone tools. Other organic commodities were adapted for use as tools, including leather and vegetable fibers
The Bronze Age
Oldest known arsemocal bronze
The Iron Age
Classically, the Iron Age is taken to begin in the 12th century BC in the ancient Near East, ancient Iran, ancient India (with the post-Rigvedic Vedic civilization), and ancient Greece (with the Greek Dark Ages). In other regions of Europe, it started much later. The Iron Age began in the 8th century BC in Central Europe and the 6th century BC in Northern Europe. Iron use, in smelting and forging for tools, appears in West Africa by 1200 BC, making it one of the first places for the birth of the Iron Age. However, it is still not determined whether the use of iron in Africa was invented independently there or was the result of technology transfer from the north.
Where is there time for the Stone Age - which is readily documented via artifacts, to fit into this schema?
Noah and his people would have been stone age, hunter-gatherers fighting day-to-day for survival.
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