Ages of Man
Cuneiform Age—clay tablets baked in the sun
Hieroglyphics Age—chiseled into hard stone
Papyrus Age—scrolls from reeds or animal skins
Paper Age—then the printing press
Digital Age—electronic storage and the cloud
Wood Age/Peat Age
Whale Oil Age
Renewable Energy Age
The Chinese would like to tell you to go to hell.
The Russians would like to remind you that they built their empire during the last four and it still exists.
Africans would like to tell you that they had empires too and to stop disrespecting them because their ancestors left no written records.
The Mayans are laughing hysterically because although their empire disappeared, people still agonize over their calendars.
Montezuma still has his revenge and the Aztecs are not forgotten. Sorry, Spain.
This took a weird turn.
Rock Age (gloriously relived in my youth)
Blade Age (Sword, spear, and knife)
Arrow Age (Bow, Crossbow, and Longbow)
Gunpowder Age (Cannon, musket, rifle)
Arabia (caliphate)—Algebra Age