Which of the ancient metals or alloys is the hardest?

bronze
wrought iron
copper
tin
Though bronze is gen­er­al­ly harder than wrought iron, the Bronze Age gave way to the Iron Age. This happened because iron was easier to find and easier to process.

Answers distribution

bronze
wrought iron
copper
tin
answers
flagItaly
89%
10%
0%
0%
69
flagFinland
86%
11%
1%
0%
53
flagNorway
78%
13%
2%
5%
37
flagthe United Arab Emirates
78%
14%
7%
0%
28
flagthe Netherlands
74%
25%
0%
0%
35
flagSpain
72%
16%
0%
11%
18
flagGermany
70%
23%
4%
1%
210
flagFrance
68%
26%
2%
2%
38
flagPoland
61%
30%
4%
3%
13330
flagthe United Kingdom
60%
30%
3%
4%
484
flagRepublic of Ireland
57%
31%
8%
2%
45
flagGreece
57%
36%
5%
0%
19
flagthe United States
45%
41%
7%
4%
559
flagUnknown
45%
37%
10%
6%
64
flagIndia
44%
41%
9%
3%
261
flagUkraine
44%
44%
11%
0%
18
flagAustralia
40%
52%
7%
0%
42
flagthe Philippines
38%
23%
23%
15%
26
flagCanada
37%
49%
7%
5%
51
flagPakistan
37%
55%
3%
3%
27

Gender

men64%
women63%
bronze
64%
63%
wrought iron
29%
27%
copper
4%
4%
tin
1%
3%

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