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The Origin of the Wheel

Where and when might the first wheel have emerged in known human history? It is believed that the wheel’s first appearance was around 4200 BC in Mesopotamia (the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in modern day Iraq). This first wheel would have likely been in the form of a potter’s wheel – a wheel used to develop ceramics such as pots, dishes, and early works of art. By roughly 3600 BC, the wheel had spread to use for mobile transport via wooden wagons as seen by remnants of wagons and their wheels in the areas East of The Black Sea and south – SW of The Caspian Sea.

The photo below was taken by a TeliTire Co-Founder and is of the mountains south of the Caspian Sea.


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