Timeline of agriculture and food technology

Timeline of agriculture and food technology

Neolithic Revolution


  • 2600 BC - Large scale commercial timbering of cedars in Phoenicia (Lebanon) for export to Egypt and Sumeria. Similar commercial timbering in South India.
  • 1700 BC - Wind powered machine developed by Babylonians
  • 1300 BC - Creation of canal linking the Nile delta to the Red Sea
  • 691 BC - First aqueduct (approx. 50 miles long) constructed to bring water to Nineveh.
  • 530 BC - First Greek aqueduct (underground) http://www.bookrags.com/research/aqueduct-woi/
  • 500 BC - The moldboard iron plough is invented in China
  • 500 BC - Row cultivation of crops using intensive hoeing to weed and conserve moisture practised in China
  • 300 BC - Efficient trace harness for plowing invented in China
  • 200 BC - Efficient collar harness for plowing invented in China
  • 100 BC - Rotary winnowing fan invented in China
  • 100 BC - The multi-tube seed drill is invented in China
  • AD 200 - The fishing reel invented in China
  • 600 - The distillation of alcohol in China
  • 607 - The Chinese begin constructing a massive canal system to connect the Yellow and Yangtze rivers

Arab Agricultural Revolution

British Agricultural Revolution

Green Revolution


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