Today we freely accept a need for technology to keep the world working. For centuries humanity has been improving the tools that are as much a part of daily life as food and clothing. Yet it may surprise you to learn that the long road to modern times began ten thousand years ago. The peoples of the Middle and Far East, the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Christians invented metallurgy, writing, agriculture, trade, medicine, travel and communications. The fifteen centuries during what has long since erroneously been termed “The Dark Ages,” was one of the most dynamic times in human history. This presentation will take you back ten millennia to the beginning of Humanity’s most technological advances.