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CLST 214 Technology Projects

Fall 2015 Projects

As part of their assessment for the course, students in Dr. Cristian Tolsa's CLST 214 Ancient Science class
were given the option to research and produce ancient technology tools.
Many students accepted the challenge, and here is a sampling of their work.

 

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Groma, surveying

    Groma
    (surveying cross with hanging plumblines)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Groma, surveying

    Groma
    (surveying cross with hanging plumblines)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Groma, surveying

    Groma
    (surveying cross with hanging plumblines)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Shaduf, irrigation, balanced crane, draw water

    Shaduf 
    (balanced-crane
     system used to draw water for irrigation)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Shaduf, irrigation, balanced crane, draw water

    Shaduf 
    (balanced-crane
     system used to draw water for irrigation)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Shaduf, irrigation, balanced crane, draw water

    Shaduf 
    (balanced-crane
     system used to draw water for irrigation)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, irrigation, water drum pump

    Water Drum Pump
    (system used to draw water for irrigation)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, irrigation, water drum pump

    Water Drum Pump 
    (system used to draw water for irrigation)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, irrigation, Archimedes Screw

    Archimedes Screw
    (system used for drawing water)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, irrigation, Archimedes Screw

    Top view of Archimedes Screw 
    (system used for drawing water)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, irrigation, Archimedes Screw

    Archimedes Screw 
    (system used for drawing water)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, irrigation, Baths

    Baths

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Pentapastos Crane, five-pulley crane

     Pentapastos Crane
    (five-pulley crane)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Pentapastos Crane, five-pulley crane

     Pentapastos Crane 
    (five-pulley crane)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Undershot Water Wheel, water power, energy

    Undershot Water Wheel
    (water-powered energy)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, Undershot Water Wheel, water power, energy, flour mill

    Undershot Water Wheel 
    (water-powered energy for flour mill)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, weaving, loom

    Loom

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, abacus, counting

    Abacus 
    (for counting and calculations)

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, astrology, astrologer's board

    Astrologer's Board

  • Classics, Ancient Science, Technology Project, astrology, astrologer's board

    Astrologer's Board