Scientific evolution via technology & education is nothing but practical application of our understanding of the world to achieve the things we need or want to do. Technology goes beyond the things such as telephone, cars and computers: it includes techniques and processes such as the alphabets, numerical systems and the extraction of metal from their ores.
As a matter of fact the rate of technological advancements & progress increased dramatically once people were more settled. It can also be derived that once people settled in societies it was only then that they realized the need for upliftment of the human race and hence they thought of science. The first great civilization came into existence around 7000 years ago in Mesopotamia. The wheel and axle which were the worlds most important innovations originated in ancient Mesopotamia along with Glass & Irrigation.