Muscling Through Time: the Pasto Agriculture Museum

The Pasto Agriculture Museum at Penn State University is preserving artifacts that demonstrate the central role of muscle power, human and animal, in the history of farming.

agriculture museum - clay sickle
Six thousand years ago, farmers in Mesopotamia used clay sickles like this to harvest small grains. The three pieces are actually fragments of three different sickles, but together offer a glimpse of what an intact sickle looked like. These ancient pieces were collected from what is now Iraq in 1954.
Farm Collector Magazine Staff