Photos from: Overlooked tin connects the Digital Age



Airplane used to conduct geophysical surveys for critical minerals in Montana.Tin solder is being used to repair a computer microcircuit.A pair of intricate Bronze Age swords discovered in Switzerland.

Lubor Ferenc; Wikimedia Commons

This pair of bronze swords found in Switzerland were forged roughly 3,000 years ago. The first Bronze Age civilizations to master the ability to alloy tin and copper had a strategic advantage over their counterparts.



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