Since ancient times, technological advances have increased man's chances for survival. This concise reference source takes a closer look at six technological events that significantly impacted the evolution of civilization, from the Palaeolithic age to the height of the Roman Empire.
A survey of building techniques & architecture from the 3rd century B.C. through the fifth century A.D., this volume explores how the Greeks of the classical period & later the Romans created a complex & innovative built environment.
Ancient Discoveries is a documentary television series that focuses on ancient technologies. The show's theme is that many inventions which are thought to be modern have ancient roots or in some cases may have been lost and then reinvented.
This work presents a cross-cultural comparison of the ways in which the ancients learned about and preserved their knowledge of the natural world, and the ways in which they developed technologies that enabled them to adapt to and shape their surroundings.
Instruments from the human eye to mass spectrometry provide insights into a range of technologies ranging from classical alum extraction to Bronze Age wall painting, and cover materials as diverse as niello, flint, bronze, glass and ceramic.