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%
10%
0%
1%
85
flagFinland
88%
10%
1%
0%
59
flagVietnam
88%
3%
3%
3%
27
flagthe Netherlands
85%
14%
0%
0%
74
flagCzech Republic
83%
12%
4%
0%
24
flagthe United Arab Emirates
82%
10%
5%
1%
58
flagNorway
75%
17%
2%
5%
40
flagGermany
69%
24%
4%
2%
246
flagFrance
66%
26%
2%
4%
42
flagthe United Kingdom
65%
27%
3%
3%
653
flagGreece
65%
30%
3%
0%
26
flagRepublic of Ireland
63%
27%
6%
3%
66
flagPoland
61%
30%
4%
2%
18271
flagthe United States
50%
37%
7%
3%
668
flagIndia
43%
40%
9%
5%
301
flagAustralia
40%
53%
6%
0%
47
flagthe Philippines
40%
22%
22%
14%
27
flagUnknown
39%
49%
6%
3%
850
flagPakistan
37%
53%
6%
3%
32
flagCanada
34%
50%
6%
8%
61

Gender

men58%
women65%
bronze
58%
65%
wrought iron
34%
26%
copper
4%
4%
tin
2%
3%

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