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    Pre-Historic Period-Question 11

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers in English.11. The first metal used by man was?
A. Aluminium
B. copper
C. Iron

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period.

11. The first metal used by man was?
A. Aluminium
B. copper
C. Iron
D. Silver

copper

🔑Key Points

Copper was first metal used by man over 10,000 years ago. Copper was first used in coins and ornaments.

The other metals used in pre-historic times were gold, silver, tin, lead, and iron.

A copper pendant discovered in what is now northern Iraq has been dated about 8700 B.C. For nearly five millennia ,copper was the only metal known to man, and thus had all the metal applications.

Copper first came into use as the earliest non-precious metal employed by the Sumerians and Chaldeans of Mesopotamia.

1. Gold (ca) 6000BC - Stone Age man learned to fashion gold into jewellery

2. Copper, (ca) 4200BC - The use of copper in ancient times is of more significance than gold as the first tools, implements and weapons were made from copper.

3. Silver,(ca) 4000BC - Silver had been largely used throughout time as a basis for monetary systems and played central roles in the currencies of the Roman and Chinese Empires.

4. Lead, (ca) 3500BC - It is believed that lead smelting began at least 9,000 years ago, and the oldest known artefact of lead is a statuette found at the temple of Osiris on the site of Abydos dated circa 3800 BC.

5. Tin, (ca) 1750BC - First smelted in combination with copper around 3500 BC to produce bronze. The oldest artefacts date from around 2000 BC.

6. Iron,(ca) 1500BC - The discovery of smelting around 3000 BC led to the start of the Iron Age around 1200 BC and the prominent use of iron for making tools and weapons.

7. Mercury, (ca) 750BC - was known to ancient Chinese and Indians before 2000 BC, and found in Egyptian tombs dating from 1500 BC.



                                                                                                                    

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