List of technologies

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Here is a list of significant technological developments, by chronological order and organized by their type.

Prehistoric Era

(Before 3500 BC)

Practical Technologies

Military Technologies

Astronomical Technologies

Classical Era

(3500 BC - 500 AD)

Practical Technologies

Military Technologies

Astronomical Technologies

Medieval Era

(500 AD - 1450 AD)

Practical Technologies

Military Technologies

Astronomical Technologies

Renaissance Era

(1450 - 1800 AD)

Practical Technologies

Military Technologies

  • c. 1300 firearms

Astronomical Technologies

References

  1. ^ This is the earliest possible time at which fire could have been invented [1]
  2. ^ Clothing was first worn some time between 100,000 years ago - 500,000 years ago [2]
  3. ^ Establishment of the first mining operation in history
  4. ^ The colonisation of Australia was the first verifiable usage of any form of sea transportation [3]
  5. ^ This is the earliest possible time when the first flute was created
  6. ^ The earliest speculated remains of a dog
  7. ^ This is of course discounting the use of natural plant fibers as early string. [4]
  8. ^ Earliest works of art found in Africa 30,000 years ago
  9. ^ First piece of ceramic artistry made 25,000 years ago, far earlier than the rest of the world [5]
  10. ^ Archaeologists discovered the earliest sewing needles of bone, 20,000 years ago [6]
  11. ^ J.C. Turner and P. van de Griend (ed.), The History and Science of Knots (Singapore: World Scientific, 1996),
  12. ^ a b Article on the human crafts around 8000 BC
  13. ^ a b c d History of metallurgy
  14. ^ See also: source from where this site gets the information
  15. ^ http://www.homefurnish.com/homeimprovement/plumbing/historyofirrigation.aspx
  16. ^ First woven fabrics made 6000 years ago by Egyptians
  17. ^ Article on the oldest spears found
  18. ^ Although it is believed to have been invented 40,000 years ago, evidence only points to as early as 25,000 BC [7]
  19. ^ [8]
  20. ^ Jericho was the first settlement to have artificially created walls, for the purpose of defense. Ring et al., 1994, p. 367–370.
  21. ^ The first artificially mummified head was found in the Andes
  22. ^ a b c d e f http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?HistoryID=ab23&paragraphid=bzeb#bzeb
  23. ^ First potter's wheel built in Mesopotamia
  24. ^ [9]
  25. ^ A Brief History of Science edited by John Gribbin, p 12
  26. ^ Around this time daggers truly evolved into recognizable swords
  27. ^ First depictions of chariots in battle are from 2600 BC
  28. ^ Invented by the Phoenicians c. 700 BC
  29. ^ Invented some time in the late 2nd century BC
  30. ^ A crude calendar was developed by the early Egyptian peoples, it however still had a lot to improve on [10]
  31. ^ First sundial, or Shadow clock, from Ancient Egypt
  32. ^ Found on clay Babylonian tablets
  33. ^ The Science Book edited by Peter Tallack, p34







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