What did "quality of life" mean to people throughout the ages, and how did they attempt to achieve it? Access to fresh water was fundamental for the survival of the settlers. The well from Erkelenz-Kückhoven, the world's largest Neolithic wooden well, provided people with a comfortable way of getting water more than 7,300 years ago, during the so-called Linear Pottery Era. The discovery of bronze, and later iron, production expanded the possibilities for producing precious utensils, jewelry, and weapons.
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