The Evolution Of Tech From The Oldest Periods In Human History

The Beginning Of Us Humans Using Tools


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“Tools from the stoneage / bronze age” by arnybo is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

By: Arthur Pandey, Journalist


The first time we as humans used tech, is a question that can be answered many different ways. The type of tech that is being discussed in this article, is how we as humans first used tools. The earliest stone toolmaking developed by humans was at least 2.6 million years ago. The early stone age began with some of the most simple stone implements made by early humans. These tools include; hammerstones, stone cores, & sharp stone flakes. Certainly very different from what we utilize today. These tools were used for mostly gathering food. which is what we humans did back then with those tools.


After a few million years of hunting for food, moving across the planet, the bronze age occurred. Roughly from 3300 to 1200 B.C.. This is when for the first time in human history when we start using metals as part of our new sort of technology. With early discovered materials such as most importantly, bronze. Which is why it’s called the bronze age, but a tiny amount of metals that were discovered before the bronze age were; copper & tin. Using these new metals, the first forms of armor were being created. New types of ornaments were also being created as part of artistic culture. For combat & royalty, the bronze was also used for chariots. Naturally, there is more that was crafted using bronze; One of the earliest well dated bronze age objects, a knife, was discovered in the Gansu province of China which had been cast in a mold.


After the bronze age collapsed, the iron age followed. There have been some creative inventions during the iron age. Not only were certain items that used to be made of bronze were now made of iron, but there some interesting inventions. Iron daggers replaced the bronze daggers. In theory, we still have not left the iron age. However, we are somewhat part of a different age. The iron age in terms of new inventions from new materials, probably ended around the time of when the renaissance began. The iron age in Africa, Europe, & Asia began near 1200 BC & then lasted for, in terms of major discoveries, all the way to the time of the renaissance.


This is a different time from when the iron age existed. The iron age existed during the middle age, & even earlier. The renaissance came before the medieval age. As humans during the renaissance period, we made a ton of art. Famous painters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, became famous through art. The telescope was one of the most important inventions of the renaissance period. For scientific purposes, the thermometer was created to check the temperature. The Musket was created as a new gun. Barometer’s were invented to assist in measuring air pressure. There are many more inventions that are created from this time, but listing them all would simply be a colossal list. A technological breakthrough during this time was the printing press.


During this period from 1760-1840, A lot of machines were invented. Multiple steam engines were created. The typewriter is another important invention that used to be existent. The typewriter was first created in 1868 commercially. Until keyboards took over. A lot of towns & cities went for agricultural to industrial. Dynamite was created during this period in 1866. Which is actually after the industrial revolution. Fun fact, the Germans used dynamite during WW1. The tin can is a useful item that was invented in 1810. It’s used to store foods as they get transported across the world. It is still in use today.


Finally, the modern era. The time that history will know as the time when cell phones existed, social media is something teens can’t get rid of from their phones, 5G is certainly faster than 4G, & so much more. One of the most important things that have to be kept in mind, as we as humans make more & more technological breakthrough’s, the technology we have gets further & further integrated into our daily lives.




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