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 Form 2 History and Government Development of Industries Online Video Lessons

Uses of metals in Africa

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Uses of metals in Africa.
- The age of metals in Africa is divided into the Bronze and Iron Age.
- Man moved from the Stone Age to the age of metals because metals had the following advantages;
(a) Metallic tools were more durable. They could not break easily.
(b) Cutting edges of metals could be sharpened.
(c) Malleable Metals could be heated and reworked into deferent usable designs when need arose.
(d) Metals are not prone to waste. Broken pieces can be smelted and reworked into useful items. For example a broken spear into an arrow.
- The art of making metal tools can be attributed to the necessity to make durable tools and progress in human development.