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Ancient and classic technologies -- which of them were the most beneficial to us today.

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Posted on Feb 1, 2012 8:24:35 AM PST
R. Largess says:
I think ironworking originated around 2000 BC - maybe on the plains of Central Asia?

Initial post: Feb 1, 2012 6:48:45 AM PST
Jerrie Brock says:
Hopefully something that may not be able to get side tracked. It is one of my favorite parts of history, how things were made and built, and how they evolved into thing familiar to us today. I know that the Romans had developed a screw technology used to raise water from deep pits to allow for mining.

Does anyone know where the first instances of working in iron occurred, where the ore was mined and how? It is a little interesting that Weyland was the smith of the early Saxons but the name apparently was orginally Voldor, close to Vulcan the Roman god of iron working. Strange the name should have been so close.

I do know that that we still cling to the ancient god in using the term Vulccanizing to mean an extreme heating process (mostly in rubber, though). Its interesting how even the old passes along to common usage today.
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