Who discovered iron?

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โˆ™ 2011-12-30 09:20:34

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Unfortunately, no one knows who was the first person to discover iron. Iron has been used since prehistory. The Ancient Egyptians and Sumerians began using iron on the tips of spears and in some ornaments around 4000 BC. They obtained the iron from meteorites that hit the earth. Sometime between 2000 and 1200 BC the smelting of iron (that is, obtaining iron metal from iron ore) began in either India, Anatolia or Caucasus. We don’t know who was the first to invent this process as artifacts containing iron are found throughout the history of these civilizations.

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The exact person who first discovered iron is unknown, because its first uses predate any reliable historical records.

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