Why didn't Indians develop metallurgy?

How much did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?

There is evidence that Native Americans were born as early as 9000/8000 BC. Colonized based on the Folsom site. That was around the time the cradle of Western civilians was established in the Middle East and Egypt.

My personal theory is that the Middle East was a bridge between Europe, Africa and Asia and enabled trade in technology through various conquests such as Alexander, the Roman Empire, the Huns, the Ottoman Empire, Viking attackers, etc. through trade or discoveries Submission allowed the regions of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Indo-Asia to grow further. If a culture was more insular and less inclined to adopt new technologies, or found the technologies not useful in their current way of life, they suffered from a lack of growth.

Why did Europe develop so much technology? I want to say that it was smaller than the other continents, which made it easier to share technology that was diverse due to its location and had different seasons - meaning that they solve problems for heat, problems for cold, and exposure to a Had multitude of diseases and immunity building, problems traveling by land, sea, and river - so that a lot of trade had shrunk - and much of it facilitated by the roads established via the Roman Empire and the forcible conversion to Christianity in Latin is a common language to share scientific discoveries - ironically.

But that's all my speculation. America was abundant in wildlife and native flora, and many civilizations developed and flourished on the scale of Egyptian civilization prior to the Roman Empire. But it is my personal theory that the land was too big and the population quite thin, resulting in several island civilizations, with few developing the roads and trade routes that led to further technological development. It is as if the Irish were never occupied by the Romans, the Vikings or the Saxons and thus were exposed to written language, architecture and other technological advances.

But they had 10,000 years, and tribes certainly had many exchanges between them. Perhaps throughout the 10,000 years, due to the islanding nature of each civilization, they have faced major problems similar to those of the black plague in Europe, changing climates, famine, and other things that can affect a promising technology for short. Perhaps the abundance of game actually put a strain on the development of other technologies - because if you are using all of an animal's bones, fangs, and horns as weapons, then why would you need metal weapons which eventually lead to helmets and metal armor which leads to long range weapons. .. You get the essentials.

But I really think the problem is that geographically there was no Middle East in the American continents. Not a small area of ​​concentrated trade and science that functions as the cradle of Native American civilization, spreading the secrets of agriculture and metalworking, religion, and the number zero.


+1 for using cunieformed as a verb