Ancient Science Technology Projects 2015 (slides)

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.

Groma (surveying cross with hanging plumblines)
Groma (surveying cross with hanging plumblines)
Groma (surveying cross with hanging plumblines)
Shaduf (balanced-crane system used to draw water for irrigation)
Shaduf (balanced-crane system used to draw water for irrigation)
Shaduf (balanced-crane system used to draw water for irrigation)
Water Drum Pump (system used to draw water for irrigation)
Water Drum Pump (system used to draw water for irrigation)
Archimedes Screw (system used for drawing water)
Top view of Archimedes Screw ​(system used for drawing water)
Archimedes Screw (system used for drawing water)
Baths
Pentapastos Crane (five-pulley crane)
Pentapastos Crane (five-pulley crane)
Undershot Water Wheel (water-powered energy)
Undershot Water Wheel ​(water-powered energy for flour mill)
Loom
Abacus ​(for counting and calculations)
Astrologer's Board
Astrologer's Board