Technological Changes Over Time

Mackenzie Kern pd. 5


Cattle Herding in Sudanic Africa

9000 B.C.E.

This discovery completely changed the way people lived. Instead of hunting and gathering and not knowing if they were going to have food one day, they could have a ready supply of food with them at all times. Helped increase population.

Agricultural breakthroughs

3000 B.C.E. - 2000 B.C.E.

This led to many civilizations forming and technology improving immensely to help farm and improve lives.

Beginning of iron working

1000 B.C.E.

This led to better tools and supplies being made and helped improve lives and made farming easier.


European Enlightenment

1700 - 1799

New ideas and inventions were made during this time marking a period of "rebirth" for Europeans to get a newer and better lifestyle.

Beginnings of British Industrial Revolution

1780 - 1789

New ideas and inventions were made all through out this time and after.



Was the beginning of the revoltion of faster ways to communicate with others that were far away.


Domestication of Horses

4000 B.C.E.

New uses for the horse were now being put to use, such as riding it to help get food.

First printed book

868 C.E.

In China, the printing press was invented and this allowed ideas to spread much easier.

Gunpowder invented

1000 C.E.

Without this being invented in China, guns, fireworks, and any other explosives would probably never been invented.


1040 - 1044

Helped with the militaries navigational orienting themselves and was spread across the globe thorugh trade.

Taj Mahal constructed

1631 C.E. - 1648 C.E.

A building like this had never been built in India before and it took many years to build, but was much easier due to new architectural technologies.

Bombing of Hiroshima


It was the first use of nuclear weapons in combat.


Culitvation of maize, squash, and beans

3000 B.C.E. - 2000 B.C.E.

In Mesoamerica, the new improvements on technology made new foods were able to better be produced and more of it.

Cultivation of potatoes, quinoa, and manioc

3000 B.C.E. - 2000 B.C.E.

In the Andes, the new farming techniques made new foods easier to produce.

Tomol (Chumash)

1000 C.E.

An ocean going vessel that was twenty or thirty feet long and with a cargo capacity of two tons. "The most technically sophisticated watercraft deveolped in the New World."

Steam engine


The beginning of a revolution in transportation making it easier to get around to far away places.

American Industrial Revolution

1820 - 1870

New inventions that improved the lives of many Americans and improved buisness greatly.

Railroad building

1850 - 1859

In Cuba, Chile, and Brazil this new transportation better spread goods and ideas.

Lightbulb Invented


Made life easier to see at night and allowed people to not have to rely only on candles. Sparked many other electrical findings.

Contstruction of Panama Canal

1904 - 1914

Allowed boats to pass throught the middle of the Americas instead of having to go all the way around the tip of South America.

Middle East

First Agricultural breakthrough

9000 B.C.E. - 7000 B.C.E.

This occured within the Fertile Crescent and was what lead to the build up of civilizations because people were able to settle down.

Beginning of iron working

1500 B.C.E. - 1000 B.C.E.

Improved llife for farmers and regular day people making everyday tasks easier to complete.

The Whole World

Secondary Products Revolution

4000 B.C.E.

This further set of technological changes involved new uses for domesticated animals beyond their meat and hides.

World War I

1914 - 1918

New technology that gave certain sides of the war advantages were used in this war. For example the machine gun was invented.

World War II

1939 - 1945

Even more new technologies were used to try to gain advantage. The submarine being one of them, it was able to go under the water without being detected by ships' sonars.