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Around BC times, the metals that humans were acquainted with were gold, silver, lead, antimony, arsenic, carbon, copper, iron, (platinum, first known to pre-columbain Indians antonio de ulloa), sulfur, tin, and zinc.

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Q: What are the names of some elements used by ancient people?
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