Historical Article on Tin
From the bronze age to food cans, here's how tin changed humanity
"Mention tin and most people would think of the typical tin can, used to preserve foods you store in your cupboards. Tin is used here to help protect the can against corrosion (although not all cans today contain tin).
"But while the use of tin in canning only dates back to the early 1800s, the mixing of tin with other elements dates back many centuries."