The first metal used by man was

The first metal used by man was 

(A) Aluminium 

(B) Copper 

(C) Iron 

(D) Silver 

Answer: (B) The first two metals to be used widely were gold and copper. The use of copper in antiquity is of more significance than gold as the first tools, implements and weapons were made from copper. From 4,000 to 6,000 BC was the Chalcolithic period which was when copper came into common use. By 3600 BC the first copper smelted artefacts were found in the Nile valley and copper rings, bracelets, chisels were found. By 3000 BC weapons, tools etc. were widely found. Tools and weapons of utilitarian value were now within society, however, only kings and royalty had such tools; it would take another 500 years before they reached the peasants. 

The first metal used by man was   (A) Aluminium   (B) Copper   (C) Iron   (D) Silver

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