Prehistory: The Dawn of Invention (<2700 BCE)

  • David H. CropleyEmail author


Our first time period is both the easiest to define, but also the most challenging. The very nature of this epoch, especially the lack of written records, means that we have no choice but to engage in some intelligent guesswork when it comes to understanding the needs—the underpinning problems—that drove the inventions that we will consider.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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