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%
75
flagVietnam
88%
3%
3%
3%
27
flagFinland
87%
11%
1%
0%
54
flagthe United Arab Emirates
83%
10%
6%
0%
48
flagCzech Republic
83%
12%
4%
0%
24
flagthe Netherlands
81%
18%
0%
0%
54
flagNorway
78%
13%
2%
5%
37
flagGermany
70%
22%
4%
1%
222
flagFrance
67%
27%
2%
2%
40
flagGreece
66%
29%
4%
0%
24
flagPoland
63%
28%
4%
2%
14762
flagthe United Kingdom
63%
28%
3%
4%
556
flagRepublic of Ireland
62%
29%
6%
1%
58
flagthe United States
50%
38%
7%
3%
638
flagUnknown
49%
37%
7%
4%
121
flagIndia
43%
40%
9%
5%
286
flagAustralia
40%
52%
6%
0%
44
flagthe Philippines
38%
23%
23%
15%
26
flagCanada
35%
50%
7%
5%
53
flagPakistan
34%
58%
3%
3%
29

Gender

men65%
women65%
bronze
65%
65%
wrought iron
28%
26%
copper
3%
4%
tin
1%
3%

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