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
82%
14%
2%
0%
41
flagNorway
82%
11%
2%
2%
34
flagCzech Republic
80%
20%
0%
0%
15
flagthe Netherlands
75%
25%
0%
0%
24
flagthe United Arab Emirates
75%
18%
6%
0%
16
flagMalaysia
70%
23%
5%
0%
17
flagGermany
64%
29%
4%
1%
158
flagNew Zealand
62%
18%
12%
0%
16
flagPoland
60%
30%
4%
3%
11903
flagthe United Kingdom
59%
31%
3%
4%
421
flagRepublic of Ireland
57%
31%
8%
2%
35
flagFrance
57%
35%
3%
3%
28
flagUkraine
47%
41%
11%
0%
17
flagIndia
45%
41%
8%
3%
241
flagthe United States
44%
42%
7%
4%
514
flagAustralia
43%
48%
7%
0%
39
flagPakistan
39%
56%
4%
0%
23
flagCanada
37%
51%
6%
4%
45
flagthe Philippines
34%
21%
26%
17%
23

Gender

men63%
women62%
bronze
63%
62%
wrought iron
30%
28%
copper
4%
4%
tin
1%
3%

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