Bronze Project - History of Art
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Bronze Project

Copper bracelet
A copper bracelet

To understand what bronze is, you need to check out some copper, some tin, and some bronze. You can get copper wire out of any broken electrical cord. Strip off the insulation, and there will be copper wire inside. Check out how soft and easy to bend it is!

Tin is also pretty easy to get. You can buy sheets of tin from Amazon. Bang on it and bend it a little to see how it behaves. Amazon will also sell you a bar of bronze. How does the bronze behave differently from the copper and tin?

More about bronze

Bibliography and Further Reading:

Iron
Silver
What is metal?
More ancient art
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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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