Technology and society

Timeline created by J C
In History
  • Period:
    40,000 BCE
    4,000 BCE

    Paleaolithic and Neolithic

    The first humans survived by hunting and gathering berries. They used basic tools made of bones and stones to hunt and prepare food. Later, humans abandoned the nomadic way of life, established the first settlements and developed agriculture. At this point, they developed batch of textile materials and learned to weave baskets to make containers to store agricultural products. To transport heavy loads they invented the wheels.
  • 5,000 BCE

    The Wheel

    The Wheel
    The first wheel on record was used in Ur, Mesopotamia.
  • Period:
    4,000 BCE

    Classical Antiquity

    At this time the first alphabetic inscriptions appear. The handling of metal was also improved to make it stronger, the most important: bronze and iron.
  • Period:

    The Middle Ages

    The period saw major technological advancements, including the adoption of paper, the invention of horizontal windmills, the printing press, mechanical clocks and watermills, construction techniques, and improvements in agriculture in general.
  • Period:

    The Modern Age

    This is the age of the invention of tools. Modern history is related to the history of science, the number of discoveries of new knowledge has allowed to create new things: Janssen microscope, Galileo's telescope and Torriceli's barometer
  • First Industrial Revolution

    First Industrial Revolution
    Watt's steam engine was the first practical steam engine, becoming one of the driving forces of the Industrial Revolution. James Watt developed the design sporadically between 1763 and 1775, with the support of Matthew Boulton. Its design saved a lot of fuel compared to previous machines.
  • Electricity Volta

    Electricity Volta
    The first electric battery was the called voltaic battery, which was made known by Volta in 1800.
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    Contemporary Period

    Extend the Contemporary Age from the French Revolution to the present date, which includes the 19th century, called the Enlightenment due to the remarkable progress made in the field of science, letters, law, the arts, industries and all branches of human wisdom.
  • Telephone Meucci

    Telephone Meucci
    The telethrophone or telephone was invented in 1854 by the Italian inventor Antonio Meucci. He built it to connect his office with his bedroom so he could talk to his wife, who was immobilized in bed due to illness.
  • Automobile Benz

    Automobile Benz
    Karl Benz or Carl Benz, was a German engineer and inventor, known for having created the Benz Patent-Motorwagen in 1886, considered the first vehicle in history designed to be powered by an internal combustion engine.
  • The First Television

    The First Television
    The engineer John Logie Baird invented television in 1926. He managed to revolutionize the world of telecommunications thanks to television.
  • First Artificial Satellite: Sputnik

    First Artificial Satellite: Sputnik
    On October 4, 1957, humanity successfully put a self-made satellite into space for the first time in its history.
  • The First Mobile Phone

    The First Mobile Phone
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    The 21th Century

    During the 21st century, many technological advances have appeared and developed aimed at different functions and objectives. We can consider that there is technology in every machine, or device that works with a digital system in between. A mobile phone, a computer, an mp3 player, a digital camera, these and many other devices put at the service of human beings are part of what we can consider the new technologies that characterize our society today.
  • Wi-Fi Networks

    Wi-Fi Networks
  • Blue-Ray

    The first was the Sony BDZ-S77, a disc burner with a capacity of 23 GB
  • New Horizons Spacecraft

    New Horizons Spacecraft
    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is the first spacecraft to explore Pluto up close