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 Form 2 History and Government Development of Industries Online Video Lessons

Uses of Iron in Africa

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Uses of Iron.
(a) It was used as medium of exchange. Iron bars were used as currency.
(b) To make agricultural tools such as hoes and pangas. This increased food production.
(c) Weapons such as spears and arrows were made of iron, which
strengthened some communities while others who lacked the same were easily defeated.
(d) Iron was used as a trade item where those who did not have it acquired it through barter trade.
(e) It was used for storing wealth. Smithers used iron bars as a measure of value.