Hydraulic technology began during antiquity long before the great works of such investigators such as Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782), and Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). The history of hydraulic technology even began long before Archimedes (287-212 B.C.). It is amazing to see what was accomplished in the application of water technology during antiquity, millenniums before the development of the concepts of conservation of mass, energy, and momentum used in present-day hydraulic design. Humans have spent most of their history as hunting and food gathering beings. Only in the last 9,000-10,000 years they discovered how to grow crops and tame animals.
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