Gies’ “Triumphs & Failures of Ancient Technology”

The Roman civilization achieved an advanced level of technological knowledge that was inherited form technological innovations of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages. These inherited technologies include: Egyptian stonemasonry techniques, sailing techniques, variations to the Phoenicia mariner-merchant’s alphabet, agricultural tools and techniques, mining technology, iron metallurgy, handicraft production, glass manufacturing, and building construction (such as the Pont du Gard shown below). Continue reading “Gies’ “Triumphs & Failures of Ancient Technology””