Jennifer Ernest

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Gold

6000 B.C.

Stone age man learned to fashion gold into ornament and some jewelry

Matallurgy

6000 B.C.

Oldest applied science

Copper

4200 B.C.

Made into tools for royalty and kings

Lead

3500 B.C.

Not found free in nature but Galena (lead Sulfide) was used as eye paint by Ancient Egyptians. Galena put into a campfire , makes Lead, its melting point is 327 C.

Silver

2500 B.C.

Found free in nature, used as Jewelry and the measure of wealth

Tin

1750 B.C.

Not free in nature, was reduced by charcoal and at first was thought to be a form of lead.

Iron

1500 B.C.

Iron weapons revolutionized warfare and they implements did the same for farming

Mercury

750 B.C.

Ancient say it was poisonous ant they also tried squeezing it through leather

Bismuth

1595

wasn't classified as an element until 1753

Cadmium

1817

Cadmium's boiling point is lower than Zinc

Aluminium

1825

After discovery, 20 years later it was put to good use