# Bronze Working

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Bronze Working is an important early technology in all versions of Civilization.

Evidence of the use of bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, dates back to Thailand in 4500 BC. Several hundred years later, bronze working was discovered in the Middle East. Artifacts from this period show that bronze was initially used for decorative purposes only. This is because tin was not readily available. It wasn't until approximately 2000 BC, when tin was regularly imported from neighboring regions, that bronze replaced copper in the construction of larger items. Bronze was harder and less brittle than copper, and it held a sharper edge. Tools, weapons, and armor made from bronze were also cheaper to produce and more durable. The period of time when bronze was the metal of choice for such items was known as the Bronze Age. The Bronze Age lasted until iron working became prevalent in approximately 1200 BC.

### Civilization

Main article: Bronze Working (Civ1)

### Civilization II

Main article: Bronze Working (Civ2)

### Civilization III

Main article: Bronze Working (Civ3)

### Civilization IV

Main article: Bronze Working (Civ4)

### Civilization V

Main article: Bronze Working (Civ5)

### Civilization VI

Main article: Bronze Working (Civ6)

### Civilization Revolution

Main article: Bronze Working (CivRev)

### Civilization Revolution 2

Main article: Bronze Working (CivRev2)

### C-evo

Main article: Bronze Working (C-evo)

## Other games

Bronze Working is not present in (or the article has not been created for) the following games :

Game Article
Civilization: Beyond Earth Bronze Working (CivBE)
Freeciv Bronze Working (Freeciv)
Civilization: Call to Power Bronze Working (CTP1)
Call to Power II Bronze Working (CTP2)
FreeCol Bronze Working (Freecol)
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri‎ Bronze Working (SMAC)

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