Iron Age People Were Gear Hoarders Too, Just Like UsIf you have a bike, a tent, an old sleeping bag, a camp stove you never use, that random oar propped in the corner of your garage, but the other one was lost long ago—you may have that trait in common with our Iron Age ancestors who lived 2,000 years ago. You know, like that box of carabiners in your garage. And that tote of mostly empty butane fuel canisters. And that lantern that works but that takes like 6 D batteries, and do they even sell those anymore? Some of the artifacts, Büster said, could have been sentimentally valuable, or otherwise too emotionally difficult to part with.