It is in our very nature to better ourselves constantly, regardless of how much time and effort it may take. Our desire to always improve our living standards has led us to open up new technological horizons for ourselves and for generations to come. The very history of our existence is filled with moments of discovery that have facilitated and in some cases even accelerated the development of nations and civilizations.
There have been many inventions that changed the world for the better throughout history, each more important than the next. Today, we will explore the ten most important prehistoric inventions and what effect they had on the development of the ancient world.
9Twisted Rope – 17,000 BC
Fossilized fragments of two-ply rope were found in Lascaux cave during an excavation and they were shown to date back to around 15,000 BC. According to archaeologists, the ancient Egyptians were perhaps the first civilization to develop special tools to make rope seeing how many aspects of their civilization depended on it. This being said, early Egyptian rope was made from water reed fibers, date palms fibers, flax, papyrus, animal hair, or leather.