john asked in Social ScienceSociology · 6 months ago

what does an "age" mean?

by age i mean, stone age, iron age, age of steam etc, after all there are people still living in the jungles now so "steam age"" means nothing to them

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  • 6 months ago
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    One of Webster's definitions of age is "a period in history or human progress" and refers to human progress. So even one astronaut is progress enough to call the entire period "the space age".

  • donnie
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    6 months ago

    A point in time pretty much.

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  • David
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    6 months ago

    The word 'age' here means a period or era in history.

    • john6 months agoReport

      i understand that, but whos history, steam hasnt reached some parts of the world yet, so obviously not there history

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