Read a fascinating article about ancient wrought iron use in old kingdom Egypt, that fact obviously irrefutable with the fascinating information in http://catchpenny.org/iron.html, so it’s no wonder this documented use of iron circa 2300 b.c. (and before the flood by Tubal Cain) is not discussed by mainstream archaeologists, who say such, but by meteoric iron, was impossible that far back. But the link proves the iron artifacts from Egypt were manmade (with low to no nickel content), this information stuffed by mainstream archaeologists because they say such wrought iron use was not widespread ’til a thousand years later, the time of what they say was the beginning or the iron age, in line with their imaged progression of technological evolution ala darwinism, but the history truly corroborative of the biblical account, where Job circa 2000 b.c. had an iron pen (for cutting cuneiform tablet clay or maybe even writing on papyrus).
The hittites were the first to really mass produce wrought iron, beginning on a large scale circa 1400 b.c. when the ice age was almost ended and the climate was drastically changing as the sea level rose with the melting of the ice age icepacks which lasted for about a hundred years, that sea level rise which submerged megalithic port/temple constructions in many parts of the world, some off the mediterranean coast of Egypt, Menouthis and Heraklion; oceanports, for transoceanic transportation, with the simple star mapping method by the wobble rate of the earth’s axis explained in article #2 at http://iceagecivilizations.com, the same cubit for the dimensions of Noah’s Ark; and where is that legendary vessel? See http://noahsarksearch.net/eng. And for the big picture overview of ancient history, checkout http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.