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Ancient Science (CLST 214) Technology Projects

Winter 2018 Projects

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

 

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Cam-driven Hammer

    Cam-driven Hammer

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Holy Water Vending Machine

    Holy Water Vending Machine

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Abacus

    Abacus
    ​(for counting and calculations)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Archimedes Claw

    Archimedes Claw
    (used in battle to destroy enemy ships)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Drum Pump

    Drum Pump
    (system used to draw water for irrigation)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Compass

    Compass

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Vessel for dispensing three liquids

    Vessel for dispensing three liquids

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Animal-powered Mill

    Animal-powered Mill

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Armillary Sphere  - an astronomical instrument

    Armillary Sphere
    (an astronomical instrument)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Stone-throwing Ballista

    Stone-throwing Ballista
     (ancient weapon)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Parapegma

    Parapegma
    (ancient astronomical calendar)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Salt Production

    Salt Production

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Chorobates

    Chorobates
    (tool used to indicate whether a surface was level; often used in aqueduct construction)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Aqueduct

    Aqueduct

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Mariner's Quadrant

    Mariner's Quadrant

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Shaduf

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

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Suspension Bridge

    Suspension Bridge

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Loom

    Loom

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Handmade Paper; Baltic Psaltery (musical instrument)

    Handmade Paper; Baltic Psaltery (musical instrument)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Noria - a water-powered machine used to collect and distribute water

    Noria
    (a water-powered machine used to collect and distribute water)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Clepsydra (a water clock)

    Clepsydra
    (a water clock)