- Historic Period: Around 2,500 BCE – Ancient Egypt
Glassmaking is also one of the few scientific techniques used by ancient people that is quite similar to what we do today. Glassmaking is simply melting raw materials such as sand, soda ash, and limestone. This is what the ancient people used and what we still use now. This scientific process was said to have originally started in Mesopotamia around 3,600 years ago. Yet most believe it began in Egypt around 2,500 BCE. While initial glassmaking used heat to melt things like sand into storing products, the process of making glass products expanded heavily. Especially when glassblowing was utilized and when technology made things much easier.