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
90%
9%
0%
0%
72
flagVietnam
88%
4%
4%
4%
25
flagFinland
86%
11%
1%
0%
53
flagthe United Arab Emirates
80%
12%
7%
0%
41
flagCzech Republic
80%
14%
4%
0%
21
flagNorway
78%
13%
2%
5%
37
flagthe Netherlands
77%
22%
0%
0%
45
flagGermany
70%
22%
4%
1%
218
flagFrance
69%
25%
2%
2%
39
flagGreece
66%
29%
4%
0%
24
flagPoland
62%
29%
4%
2%
13908
flagRepublic of Ireland
61%
28%
7%
1%
52
flagthe United Kingdom
60%
30%
3%
4%
506
flagthe United States
48%
39%
7%
3%
597
flagIndia
43%
42%
8%
5%
276
flagUnknown
43%
40%
9%
4%
81
flagAustralia
40%
52%
7%
0%
42
flagthe Philippines
38%
23%
23%
15%
26
flagCanada
36%
50%
7%
5%
52
flagPakistan
35%
57%
3%
3%
28

Gender

men65%
women64%
bronze
65%
64%
wrought iron
28%
27%
copper
4%
4%
tin
1%
3%

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