Experimental archeologist and decades-long ancient tool enthusiast Angelo Robledo is as passionate as an ologist can get.
The Virtual Museum of Ancient Inventions is a project begun by the students in the course Ancient Inventions, which was offered for the first time in the spring semester of 1997.
Throughout history, most spinners have also used a simple device called a distaff.
The warp-weighted loom has been used since about 7000 BCE
From the beginning of Western history until the Middle Ages, the main weaving tool was the warp-weighted loom.
This string skirt, copied from one still used in some parts of the Balkans, is based on one of the longest continuing clothing trends in the world.
Cylinder seals were used to protect vessels, clay envelopes and storeroom door latches from tampering. They guaranteed authenticity, marked ownership, indicated participation in a legal transaction and protected goods against theft.
The lyre was invented by the Sumerians of ancient Iraq around 3200 BCE.
For centuries people have used cosmetics to enhance or decorate the human figure for aesthetic or religious purposes.
Pottery is an ancient craft that developed all over the world.
Trepanation is a method of brain surgery whose origins can be traced to the Late Stone Age.
The potter’s wheel was widely used by the beginning of the third phase of the Early Bronze Age, about 2400 BCE.