Time was not invented in the same way that an object like the telephone was. It is more accurate to say that human beings first noticed the passage of time by the passage of the sun, moon and stars in the prehistoric era... More »

According to About.com, spoons have been used for purposes of eating and serving since Paleolithic times. While it is unknown who specifically invented the spoon, archaeological finds date spoons back to 1,000 B.C. More »

The first known telescope dates back to October 1608 in the Netherlands when a patent discussion was taking place. Hans Lipperhey was the first person to file for a patent, but Jacob Metius applied shortly afterward. No ... More »

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Rivers were crucial to the survival of early civilizations because they were responsible for providing a source of water, irrigation for good farmland and a way for people to trade with other people through water transpo... More »

Hieroglyphics come in several categories, and each is read in a different way. Therefore, in order to read hieroglyphics, one must be aware as to what they are and how they function. Additionally, it is helpful to learn ... More »

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The caste system in India began about 100 B.C. when a holy text explicitly forbade intermarriages across the four classes of people living in India at the time. Occupational restrictions and forbidden intermarriages, whi... More »

Although historians do not agree on the exact starting time, the Zhou dynasty in China lasted approximately from 1046 to 221 B.C. and is the longest dynasty in the history of the nation. It is also called the Chou dynast... More »