In this Unit we will cover: What is a water mill and how was it used in Ancient Greece
What is a water mill?
A water mill is a water powered mill which was used for grinding grains. It is a structure that uses a water wheel or turbine to control a process of flour, lumber, textile production or metal shaping (rolling, grinding, etc.) A watermill must be near a source of water to generate energy. There are many types of mills such as: Gristmill, Sawmill, Papermill, Textile mill, Rolling mill, etc.
What is a water mill used for?
In Ancient Greece it would be used for farming and grinding grains for food. It is used for crop irrigation and is helpful as a good source of water because it is bulit with a waterwheel. The water mills were used by greek farmers for several purposes. Technological advances like these were published by mathematicians and philosophers such as Archimedes and Heron.
Is the watermill still used in society today?
Watermills can be found in a lot of places. There are still w watermills and museums located around the world. There are many museums such as The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Sussex, England. There are also watermills in Toronto, Canada and in Jahodna, Slovakia that are still being used.
What we have learned
Now we know how effective the watermill is and how it is was used then and now. We know what is a watermill and what does it do. We also know that the watermill still EXISTS!
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