List of technologies

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Here is a list of significant technological developments, by chronological order and organized by their type and technology just in general that humans have created so far in the world.


(Before 3500 BC)

Practical Technologies[edit]

Military Technologies[edit]

Astronomical Technologies[edit]

Practical Technologies[edit]

Military Technologies[edit]

Astronomical Technologies[edit]

Medieval Era[edit]

(500 AD - 1450 AD)

Practical Technologies[edit]

Military Technologies[edit]

Astronomical Technologies[edit]

Renaissance Era[edit]

(1450 - 1800 AD)

Practical Technologies[edit]

Military Technologies[edit]

  • c. 1300 firearms

References[edit]

  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 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  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 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "goo" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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 Archived 2010-11-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  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 [6]
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  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. ^ [7]
  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 Archived 2009-06-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  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 [8]
  31. ^ First sundial, or Shadow clock, from Ancient Egypt
  32. ^ Found on clay Babylonian tablets
  33. ^ The Science Book edited by Peter Tallack, p34