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
flagFinland
88%
10%
1%
0%
60
flagVietnam
88%
3%
3%
3%
27
flagItaly
87%
10%
0%
1%
91
flagthe United Arab Emirates
83%
9%
4%
1%
61
flagthe Netherlands
81%
17%
0%
1%
94
flagNorway
72%
18%
4%
4%
44
flagGermany
68%
25%
3%
2%
296
flagFrance
66%
26%
2%
4%
42
flagthe United Kingdom
65%
27%
3%
3%
717
flagGreece
65%
31%
3%
0%
29
flagSpain
65%
23%
0%
11%
26
flagPoland
60%
31%
4%
2%
22215
flagRepublic of Ireland
59%
29%
8%
2%
71
flagthe United States
50%
37%
7%
3%
684
flagIndia
44%
40%
9%
5%
316
flagAustralia
43%
50%
5%
0%
53
flagUnknown
41%
47%
6%
4%
1551
flagthe Philippines
36%
20%
26%
16%
30
flagPakistan
35%
52%
5%
5%
34
flagCanada
33%
51%
6%
8%
62

Gender

men56%
women65%
bronze
56%
65%
wrought iron
36%
26%
copper
4%
5%
tin
2%
3%

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