Didn't they need tools?
When there were absolutely no machines or tools on
the earth years and years ago, how did people make metal tools?
Wouldn't you need tools to make tools?
brad first responded with this:
they had tools they were just made out
of stone (slate) and tree's for example the Tammahawk or the bow's
TB helped out with this:
The first tools were rocks, bone, wood,
sea shells and animal parts. With the introduction of fire, man used
copper, tin, brass, iron and then steel. Stone and wood are still
used as part in making tools due to availability and cost.
Rager responded with this:
As we are reliably informed in the
Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (in my
opinion, the source of all wisdom), the secret is to bang the rocks
As we learn from several animals which use rocks to open hard food,
you don't need tools to make tools. Since we stood up and were able
to use our hands, we've been able to use heavy, hard or sharp rocks,
sticks and brains. The first and simplest machine was the lever. By
the time we learned how to use fire to forge metal, we already knew
the best shapes to crush and cut things. After that, it was a simple
matter to make molds or use the metal tools we already had to make
KJ thought up this:
Technically if a monkey uses a stick to
pick his butt its considered a tool, So I'm sure cavemen had tools.
I think they probably used hard rocks to start to shape metal, then
that evolved into using metal and fire to shape more metal, and
nowadays we have the most complicated technological butt pickers
ever imagined... and come other cool stuff too, but with an itchy
butt, whats the point.
Joe simply stated this:
Rocks were used to bang out tools on metal heated by
Todd rattled off this answer:
Well it is not like a cordless speed saw
or any tool was made out of nowhere. Tools progressed as technology
improved and as time pasted. Earlier humans such as the Homo Erectus
used tools. These tools were made of stone and worked well for
killing and eating animals. It isn't difficult to pick up a rock and
use it as a tool. Many people these days think of cools as power
tools and such. But as time has pasted, more advanced tools have
been developed. After metals became popular, tools were being made
out of metal. Now days, tools are made of metal, plastic, and/or
wood. These tools are made by machine. But as I have said stones
were used thousands of years ago as tools.
Ken added this:
Metals tools were formed by softening the metal by
heating it. A good rock or a cold piece of metal tied to piece of
wood can work hot metal. The Look up foundry and forging for more
bookworm488 concluded with this:
They used their bare hands or
debris to make primitive tools, which then got more complicated i.e.
a bit of vine, a stick and a sharp rock became a primitive stone
spear or knife.
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