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What were the uses of iron in pre-colonial Africa?

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Uses of iron in pre-colonial Africa were;

  • Making weapons eg sword
  • Making tools eg hoes
  • Making ornaments
  • Making utencils
  • Used as trade commodity. Those who didn't have metal acquired it from others through trade.
  • Medium of exchange ; iron bars were used as currency
  • Making coins
  • Was used for storing wealth, smithers used iron bars as a measure of value.
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