History, Legend and Lore of Copper use by humans is a long and varied, dating back nearly 10,000 years with multiple applications. Copper is, in fact, humanity’s first metal and shows up in Sumerian and Egyptian metallurgy circa 3900 BC.
Egyptians were among the first human cultures to use Copper, but they were also one of the first to develop Bronze, a mixture of Tin and Copper, and usher in the Bronze Age of human history. As early as 3900 BC, they were developing Copper products that became more and more common and eventually showed up in common household items such as cooking pots. By 2500 BC, Egyptian jewelry makers had developed Copper working to such a level that they were creating crowns and headdresses made of the metal.