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Why iron is not discussed more as a probable cause of “Bronze age collapse”?

Why iron is not discussed more as a probable cause of “Bronze age collapse”?



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Most discussed possible causes for Bronze Age Collapse are

  • Climate change
    • Droughts (either natural, or caused by deforestation)
    • Volcanic eruption
  • Sea People

But Bonze Age Collapse is also begining of Iron age. It seem rather obvious question to ask if the main cause was the iron itself?

At high-shool I heave heard that Dorians who invaded Mycenean Greece and Crete were equipped by iron weapons. But I never saw this discussed more broadly in context of Bronze Age Collapse in general (Egypt, Hittite, Assyria… ).

Were military and socio-economic changes caused by spread of iron technology (similarly as European colonialism and industrial revolution, end of feudalism are strongly connected to technological disruption and caused collapse of large empires - Ottoman, Mugdal India, Qing China… )

I don't speak so much about iron weapons being superior to bronze weapons, or about invaders (sea people) heaving particularly good iron weapons.

What I find more reasonable, is to consider that centralized power-structure of these societies was build around control of these rare resources (bronze,copper,tin). When iron started to spread, they loose "monopoly on power" and failed to adjust.

EDIT:

The conection of Broze age collapse with ironworking is discussed to some degree https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Bronze_Age_collapse#Ironworking

Nevertheless, considering how obvious this question is for an outsider (i.e. not profesional archeologist or historian) I would assume, historians would spend more time explaining why this is not the primary hypothesis.