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Milling Grain with Water Power

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology

Milling Grain with Water Power

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

By the 1st century A.D., waterwheels were widely used for grinding grain throughout the ancient world. Explore three different types of waterwheels that were perfected by the Romans: the undershot wheel, the overshot wheel, and the vertical-shaft wheel, each with its advantages and disadvantages.

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