Ancient technology was incredibly innovative. Technologies such as stone tool making, weaponry, cordage production, stone-boiling and pottery manufacture were crucial to ancient societies. These technologies represent some of the very first scientific innovations in the history of human technology. These technological “firsts” were essential to the advancement of society. People had to understand and apply basic principles of, physics, chemistry, engineering, and natural history. Learn about flint knapping, pottery making, bone tools, unique uses for plants, and more.
This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. The Des Moines River Water Trail is one of 19 official water trails in Iowa.