What is more valuable iron or bronze?

What is more valuable iron or bronze?

Bronze is harder than copper as a result of alloying that metal with tin or other metals. Bronze is also more fusible (i.e., more readily melted) and is hence easier to cast. It is also harder than pure iron and far more resistant to corrosion.

Is Bronze lighter than iron?

Iron is a bit stronger than bronze, and steel was even moreso. It meant that weapons and armor could be made lighter and more durable. Thus improving both the mobility and endurance of an iron-based army over a bronze-based one.

When did Iron replace bronze?

The beginning of the Bronze Age occurred around 3500 BCE and the beginning of the Iron Age began around 1000 BCE. Why did it take 2000 years for bronze to be replaced by iron?