Copper and Bronze Crafts in Spain
Country of the crafting: Spain
Region of the crafting: Andalucia and Extremadura
Type of the crafting: Metal and ironwork
Bronze is all metal alloy of copper and tin. Bronze was the first alloy of importance obtained by man and gives its name to the Bronze Age. Bronze was significant in any civilization that found it, constituting the most innovative alloy in the technological history of mankind.
Copper is one of the few metals that can be found in nature in the form of native copper, that is, not combined with other elements. It was one of the first metals to be used by humans in prehistory. Copper and its alloy with tin, bronze, acquired so much importance that historians have called the Copper Age and the Bronze Age two periods of antiquity.