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 Form 2 History and Government Development of Industries Online Video Lessons

Uses of copper in Africa

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- Though quite soft, copper was harder than Gold and could make better tools.
- The Egyptians were the earliest people to use copper by 3000 BC.
- The metal could further be hardened by mixing it with other metals to form alloys during smelting.
Uses of copper.
(a) Making utensils and containers such as pots and pans.
(b) The Egyptians used copper to make axes, tools, Chisels, Pins and fish hooks.
(c) It was used to make ornamental bangles,
rings, helmets, needles, wire chains and statues.
(d) It was used as a medium of exchange in the form of copper bars.
(e) It was used to make daggers (weapons).
(f) It was used as a trade commodity. Those with copper exchanged it
with other goods that they did not have.