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
88%
11%
0%
0%
61
flagFinland
85%
12%
2%
0%
48
flagNorway
78%
13%
2%
5%
37
flagSpain
76%
17%
0%
5%
17
flagthe United Arab Emirates
72%
16%
11%
0%
18
flagthe Netherlands
71%
28%
0%
0%
32
flagMalaysia
70%
23%
5%
0%
17
flagGermany
65%
27%
5%
1%
174
flagFrance
63%
30%
3%
3%
33
flagPoland
60%
30%
4%
3%
12573
flagthe United Kingdom
58%
32%
3%
4%
445
flagRepublic of Ireland
52%
34%
10%
2%
38
flagthe United States
45%
41%
7%
4%
543
flagIndia
45%
40%
8%
3%
247
flagUU
44%
36%
13%
5%
36
flagUkraine
44%
44%
11%
0%
18
flagAustralia
42%
50%
7%
0%
40
flagPakistan
40%
52%
4%
4%
25
flagCanada
36%
48%
8%
6%
49
flagthe Philippines
34%
21%
26%
17%
23

Gender

men64%
women63%
bronze
64%
63%
wrought iron
29%
28%
copper
4%
4%
tin
1%
3%

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