Case Study: Pastoral Tools
- Hand Held weapons
- - Some early inventions created by the pastoralists were flint points, axes, spear, hooks were
- - Similar tools were made of metal at first, like axes and spears.
- - The main advantage of tools made of metal is that they are ofter more durable, last longer, and are stronger.
- - Most tools were either for development of food, either it be for working with animals or hunting, or weapons used for war.
- - The warrior was the chief of a tribe or a city-state and had nobles who could furnish themselves with chariots and fight for him.
- - Chariots were started to use once animals had been domesticated like horses in Russia at roughly 400 B.C.E.
- - Peoples in the area of the Caspian Sea appear to have been developing bronze since about 2000 B.C., but the invaders had developed bronze fittings to build two-wheeled chariots, with light spoked wheels, from which they waged war, and pursued horse- raising to provide themselves with the animals to pull their vehicles.
- - Some chariots were equipped with long, curved bronze blades attached to the hubs of the wheels. These would whirl about like a lawn mower as they went against the enemy, and literally mow them down like grass.
- - Sometimes the warrior would guide his horses himself, but more often he was accompanied by a companion who did the driving.
- - Chariots were able to help pastoralists spread their ideas such as animal domestication, tool making, and other ideas like religion became easier to spread with it. Not only did the transport speed increase, but also the spread of ideas massively increased. This helps sets up better trade routes with much of Europe and Asia. Unfortunately made war easier to spread as the case was in with many of the societies within Egypt.