- In common with other regions of Europe, the use of iron expanded from a principal use for weaponry (e.g., swords) in the early Iron Age into a very widespread use for all forms of tools (e.g., agricultural and smithing tools, nails) by the end of the Etruscan period.
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. Simon K. F. Stoddart.
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