Q:

Who invented the ax?

A:

Quick Answer

The ax, also spelled "axe" outside of the United States, has no known inventor due to the fact that there is no definite way to determine when or where it was created. There is evidence that it was first made around 1.6 million years ago. There were numerous uses and types of axes from this time period.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The most common axes of this time period are referred to as Acheulean axes. These were some of the earliest known axes on the planet. They came in various shapes, sizes and were made of stone. The stone is called bifacial because it is flaked over part of the surface on both sides of the stone. These tools were used for cutting wood, digging and for butchering meat.

Learn more about Inventions

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Who invented the mercury thermometer?

    A:

    The inventor of the mercury thermometer is Gabriel Fahrenheit, who built it in 1714. The inventor of the first thermometer is Santorio Santorio, who built it in 1612.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who invented the elevator?

    A:

    The first records of elevator use trace back to the third century B.C., and the original inventor is unknown. The earliest elevators were primitive and used human, animal or water-wheel power.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who invented the nail clipper?

    A:

    Although the inventor of the nail clipper is unknown, the device first surfaced in the late 19th century. The first versions looked like overweight tweezers and were operated by squeezing, and the design hasn't changed much since then.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What year was the microscope invented?

    A:

    Although there is no single inventor of the microscope, in 1595, Zacharias Janssen and his father, Hans, invented the first compound microscope. Both glasses makers, their invention proved that a series of lenses inside a tube creates an enlarged image.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore