Sympoisum: Ancient Hellenic Engineering and the Transformation of Earth through Fire

November 7, 2015, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

More than 100,000 years before anatomically modern humans, our Homo erectus ancestors used fire for warmth, light, and protection from predators. 10,000 years ago, as our ancestors settled into agricultural villages, they fired clay for bricks and for pottery. Soon, humans experimented with fire-based transformations to smelt ores into metals. Remarkable technical achievements in pyrotechnology were essential to the unique and great civilization of the Ancient Hellenic world. This Symposium, sponsored by the IEEE History Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Onassis Foundation, brings together four noted scholars who will explore the engineering behind the achievements of ancient Greek ceramics and metallurgy.

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Posted: October 26, 2015