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CLST 214 Technology Projects

Fall 2016 Projects

As part of their assessment for the course, students in Dr. Daryn Lehoux'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.

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Carpenter's Level

    Carpenter's Level

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: carpenter's level demonstration

    Prof Lehoux explains how carpenter's level works

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Sun dial

    Sun dial

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Saqiya - mechanical water-lifting device

    Saqiya
    (mechanical water-lifting device)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Saqiya - mechanical water-lifting device

    Saqiya
    (mechanical water-lifting device)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Drum Pump

    Drum Pump
    (system used to draw water for irrigation)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Drum Pump

    Drum Pump
    (system used to draw water for irrigation)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Overshot Waterwheel

    Overshot Waterwheel
    (water-powered energy)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Shaduf

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

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Vending Machine

    Vending Machine

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Vending Machine

    Top View of Vending Machine

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Vending Machine

    Students Explore Vending Machine

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Archimedes Claw

    Archimedes Claw
    (used in battle to destroy enemy ships)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Ballista

    Ballista
    (ancient weapon)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Aqueduct

    Aqueduct

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Aqueduct

    Aqueduct

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Plato's Alarm Clock

    Plato's Alarm Clock
    (use of water to measure the passage of time)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Gimbal

    Gimbal

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Ancient Chinese Seismoscope

    Ancient Chinese Seismoscope
    (a device used to detect earthquakes)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Ancient Chinese Seismoscope

    Ancient Chinese Seismoscope
    (a device used to detect earthquakes)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Oxen-powered Wheelship

    Oxen-powered Wheelship

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Lyre

    Lyre

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Sails

    Square and Triangular Sails

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Hypocaust

    Hypocaust
    (central heating system)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Hieroglyphics

    Hieroglyphics

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: South-pointing Chariot

    Student examines a south-pointing Chariot (China)
    (used for navigation: rotating road wheels mechanically operated a geared mechanism to keep the pointer aimed correctly)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Spindle & Distaff

    Spindle & Distaff
    (commonly used in spinning flax)

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Aqueduct Bridge

    Aqueduct Bridge

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Shaduf

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

  • CLST 214 Ancient Science Technology Projects: Paddle-wheel Boat

    Man-powered Paddle-wheel Boat
    (cross-section)