how did human first discover glass and the proper use for it?

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how did human first discover glass and the proper use for it?

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Like most things, probably through accident. Its very probable that during a fire on or near a beach with lava. Glass was simply made by the enviorment around it. People would adaot and find a practile use for it later on.

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Like most things, probably through accident. Its very probable that during a fire on or near a beach with lava. Glass was simply made by the enviorment around it. People would adaot and find a practile use for it later on.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Like most things, probably through accident. Its very probable that during a fire on or near a beach with lava. Glass was simply made by the enviorment around it. People would adaot and find a practile use for it later on.

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Lightning strikes in the desert produce glass, this is the only natural process that I know of. Flint napping is a process of taking brittle obsidian and chipping it into arrowheads or knives, so most likely something like this was used to make rudimentary tools.

Edit to add: volcanic glass is also a thing

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I used to work in a glass museum. The earliest examples of glass were actually melted enamels applied to decorate clay vessels with color. The earliest glass vessels were essentially thick layers of glass enamel around a simple dirt core. Once the glass cooled they would pick out the core and have a hollow vessel. The Roman’s are attributed with the discovery of glass blowing, around 50 BCE.

There is a fun story where Pliny the elder attributed the discovery of glass to Phoenicians building a fire on a beach and discovering that the sand melted into glass, but that doesn’t fit with the archeological evidence.

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Lightning strikes in the desert produce glass, this is the only natural process that I know of. Flint napping is a process of taking brittle obsidian and chipping it into arrowheads or knives, so most likely something like this was used to make rudimentary tools.

Edit to add: volcanic glass is also a thing

Anonymous 0 Comments

Lightning strikes in the desert produce glass, this is the only natural process that I know of. Flint napping is a process of taking brittle obsidian and chipping it into arrowheads or knives, so most likely something like this was used to make rudimentary tools.

Edit to add: volcanic glass is also a thing