Ancient Greece

Acropolis from Pnyx

Ancient Greece – Life in ancient Greece was based mainly on farming, but lots of other crafts existed such as pottery, weaving, shoe-making, jewellery-making, woodworking and metalworking. The Greeks showed a high level of skill in using simple tools such as the saw, drill, chisel and hammer. They made very sophisticated use of heat in metalworking and pottery.

Engineering ideas

  • saw, drill. chisel, hammer, metalworking

Greek hydria (water carrier) Wellcome M0016186EA