Hypatia: A wild goose chase

Author: Pam Van Londen, 2005.

Introduction | Trends | Technology at the time | Astrolabe | Hydrometer | Mathematics | Conclusion | Bibliography

How women in Hypatia's culture used technology

Lay accounts of tools used by women in Hypatia's time include clay ovens, storage jars, bowls, pots, pans, ladles, sieves, and whisks for cooking.

Academics and craftspeople used metalsmithing techniques to build instruments. The astrolabe hypatia had made for Syrius was created by a silversmith. (Fitzgerald, letter no. __)

Repeated efforts to find out more about technology and tools used during this time period have yielded nothing of consequence.

Introduction | Trends | Technology at the time | Astrolabe | Hydrometer | Mathematics | Conclusion | Bibliography