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Tools and technology in 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.

Many people think that the Greeks never developed machines because they relied so much on slaves to do this kind of work.

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