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Ancient Agricultural Technology: From Sickles to Plows

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Ancient Romans invented a machine to harvest grain? • Farmers in ancient China destroyed the pests that harmed crops by bringing in their natural predators? • The… Read More →

  • Dewey: 630.93

Ancient Communication Technology: From Hieroglyphics to Scrolls

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know that people first used road signs more than 2,000 years ago? Did you know that Ancient Rome had its own postal service? Did you know that Egyptian writers used flakes of… Read More →

  • Dewey: 302.2'2209

Ancient Computing Technology: From Abacuses to Water Clocks

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Ancient cultures measured time accurately with water clocks? • An engineer in the first century B.C. designed an odometer to calculate distance traveled? • People… Read More →

  • Dewey: 510.28'4

Ancient Construction Technology: From Pyramids to Fortresses

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • The ancient Maya built magnificent pyramid-temples? • Ancient Chinese builders created central home heating systems? • One ancient Greek monument was taller than a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 690.093

Ancient Machine Technology: From Wheels to Forges

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Ancient people used bows to drill holes and start fires? • The ancient Chinese built a machine to detect earthquakes? •The ancient Romans operated a factory for milling… Read More →

  • Dewey: 621.8093

Ancient Medical Technology: From Herbs to Scalpels

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • Doctors in ancient Peru performed brain surgery? • Ancient Greek doctors ran medical schools? • The ancient Indians knew how to protect people from smallpox? Medical… Read More →

  • Dewey: 610.938

Ancient Transportation Technology: From Oars to Elephants

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • People first used skis more than 8,000 years ago? • The first wheels were used in pottery—not for transportation? • Traffic jams often clogged the streets of ancient… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.04093

Ancient Warfare Technology: From Javelins to Chariots

From the Series Technology in Ancient Cultures

Did you know . . . • The Scythians used guerrilla warfare more than 2,500 years ago? • The Chinese general Sun-tzu wrote the first military manual in the fourth century B.C.? • Some ancient… Read More →

  • Dewey: 355.0209'01