Crafts Timeline

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  • 8000 BCE
    Ovens in use in the Near East are applied to pottery production.
  • 6500 BCE
    Textiles of flax.
  • c. 6200 BCE
    First copper smelting in Anatolia.
  • 5500 BCE
    Oldest faience workshop in Egypt founded at Abydos.
  • c. 1380 BCE
    First instances of iron working in the Hittite Empire.
  • c. 200 BCE
    Iron in the Celtic world experiences a significant boom. Iron manufacturing increase in all facets of life such as weapon construction and agriculture items.
  • 50 BCE
    Invention of glassblowing.