The History of Technology
In history, there was the first potter’s wheel which was made in the 3000 B.C. The potter’s wheel was made before the transportation wheel. The transportation wheel was made in circa 3500 B.C. These wheels were used for chariots and for many other devices. The wheel developed into so many things that it is quoted the most important advance in early technology!
Some other technologies of history is the pulley, lever, screw press, and rotary power. There is also the water mill, architectural forms, and many others. Although the pulley was first mentioned in Greek text in the 4th century B.C., it could have been known much earlier. It is still a mystery. The discovery of the lever is linked to Greek science because of the legendary remark of Archimedes in the 3rd century B.C., “give me a fulcrum and I will move the Earth.” The lever is known as the first mechanical device used in technology. From 3000 B.C., the principle of the lever was used in Egypt and Mesopotamia. The screw press is developed in Mediterranean regions at some time before the 1st century A.D. The Rotary Power was found in circa 200 B.C. The water mill was first made in the 1st century B.C. It created power only by using the flow of the water. In architectural forms, there is the dome, as well as the arch, and finally the vault. You can combine arches to make a greater whole. A vault is a deeper version of the arch. A dome is made of arches sharing the same center in a circular form.