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The important technological advances during the 15th and 16th centuries.

During the 15th and 16th centuries, several significant technological advances occurred, particularly in Europe:

1401-1600

1516

PRINTING PRESS

- Book production;- Contribution to literacy.

1516

1516

MARITIME EXPLORATION:

Improved shipbuilding techniques; navigation tools and advancements in cartography.

SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Instruments: telescope, microscope, and barometer. Significant advances in astronomy, biology and meteorology

AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS

Intrduction of the horse collar and three-field system, increased agricultural productivity and helped sustain growing populations.

GUNPOWDER

Advancements in firewarms and artillery revolutionized warfare. Cannos, muskets, and other firearms become more powerfull and esier to use.