- Historic Period: Pre-10,000 BCE – Various Civilizations
Experimentation, depending on how one defines it, could go back much further in history. Early Hominids, our major ancestor, likely experimented with things to know their threat level. Yet, if we’re discussing experiments such as those we might see today, they would likely not occur until major civilizations began to pop up. This did not occur until around 5,000 BCE…at least not in a major way. Those that might conduct experiments usually worked under the monarchy in a given kingdom or they’d work under some type of major leader. The reason for this is that most likely conducted experiments on weapons among other things critical to society.