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How old is blacksmithing

Blacksmithing is believed to have been started in 1,500 B.C. in what is now Syria. " Blacksmithing began with the Iron Age, when primitive man first began making tools from iron."( Blacksmithing History 1".1978). Blacksmithing probably began with very crude tools of stone to work the metal after it was heated, probably in a campfire. It was discovered that meteorites had iron in them as well as the red layer of rock strata (Blacksmithing History 1".1978). The raw iron ore was brought to places called bloomeries and smelted down for use by the blacksmith to use. The earliest ironworks were located in areas where iron, flux, and fuel were ample and in proximity to each other.