Originally Posted by Battara
Here is a link to a short article discussing the new finding that iron blades on bronze age weaponry were not from smelting but from meteorites:
Here is a picture of the actual burial dagger of the Pharaoh Tutankamun. Notice the iron blade:
Yes it is nearby, that this early iron blades were made from meteorites.
In this case the humans must have had a giant genius, because the Tut-dagger is pretty obviously differential hardened and how in all the world had they found out this technique with small amounts of iron from meteorites? Differential hardening is a completely different world compared to bronce.
Maybe they had larger ammounts of iron than we think. Iron from vulcanic activities?