Evolution of Tools and Weapons
The progress of cave-dwelling humans to today’s modern society owes much to Mother Natures’ treasury of metal and its alloys.
No progress in agriculture, transport, advancement in arts and crafts would have been possible if humans had not found metal in familiar materials such as soil and stone. These metals were used to make tools and implements that made agriculture possible. Of course, over 1.8 million years, man has made equal progress in building weapons. Simple tools to keep predators away have turned into weapons of mass destruction. As our forefathers discovered new metals and new ways to shape them, their lives changed forever. It is hard to imagine a history without metals!
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History of Metal for Dummies