Monday, May 31, 2010

Ox Carts - The Galician Traditional means of transport

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From time immemorial, carts were the means of transport of Galician rural world, always singing and rolling up and down the ox cart routes and trails, and also down the corredoiras of our deepest Galicia.
The origin of wheels and carts obviously seems to be linked to agricultural work and the domestication of animals during the Neolithic period. Both solid and spoke wheels, yokes, two-wheeled and four-wheeled carts were used by the first farmers and stockbreeders in the Near East around the year 3000 BC. Bronze miniatures, reliefs and mosaics confirm their presence among the peoples settled in Mesopotamia, who were able to domesticate the first animal species and were the promoters of the first forms of agriculture, pottery and trade.
The origin of wheels and carts obviously seems to be linked to agricultural work and the domestication of animals during the Neolithic period. Both solid and spoke wheels, yokes, two-wheeled and four-wheeled carts were used by the first farmers and stockbreeders in the Near East around the year 3000 BC. Bronze miniatures, reliefs and mosaics confirm their presence among the peoples settled in Mesopotamia, who were able to domesticate the first animal species and were the promoters of the first forms of agriculture, pottery and trade.

If you wish to know more visit Galician Carts, where you will find information on history, building materials, assembly systems and much, much more.



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