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Stone Age Inventions

12 inventions dating back to the Stone Age
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on 18 October 2012

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Stone Age Inventions 12 inventions from the Stone Age.
(2.9 mys - 2000 B.C.) 1. Knife 2. Fire 4. Clothing 7. Boat 3. Housing 5. Spear 2,500,000 - 1,400,000 B.C.
Made out of wood, bone, rock, or other materials
Helped with hunting and survival
Olduwan was the first stone tool assmeblage 1,000,000 BC
Made it possible for people to migrate to colder climates
Made cooking food possible 500, 000 BC
Step up from caves
Japanese were the first to use huts for shelter
Very beginning of any building nowadays 500,000 BC
Earliest clothing consisted of fur, leather, leaves, grass
not much knowledge since clothing deteriorates
The main use for clothing was protection from the elements 60,000 BC
First boats made of logs/ driftwood
Early Egyptians & New Guineans were first to develop boats
One of the first forms of transportation 400,000 BC
One of the first hunting tools
Little evidence since wood doesn't preserve well
Chimpanzees made spears
Used fire to harden spear tips 6. Pigments 400,000 BC
Used since prehistoric times
Made with ochres and iron oxides
Most pigments came from earth/minerals
Blue/Purple were associated with royalty 8. Bone Flute 50, 000 BC
First known instrument
made from mammoth tusk
Found in China, Germany, and Slovenia 9. Sewing Needle 30,000 BC
First needles were made of bone or wood
Romans used thimbles & needles
Swedish used bone needles
Ivory needles were found in Russia 10. Twisted Rope 17,000 BC
People have always used rope
First ropes were twisted plant fibers
Egyptians made special tools to make rope
Allowed for stronger building 11. Basket Weaving Citations Troaré, S. (n.d.). Top 10 Ancient Inventions. Top 10 Lists - Listverse. Retrieved October 16, 2012, from http://listverse.com/2007/10/07/top-10-ancient-inventions/
Sewing needle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved October 16, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewing_needle
Basket weaving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved October 16, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket_weaving 12,000 BC
Baskets have been found in Upper Egypt and the Middle East
4 different weaving techniques: coiled, plaiting, twining, & wicker
Formed a new trade, and a new entity http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105823127
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