Dawn of Man

Tech tree in Dawn of Man

The complete tech tree in Dawn of Man. The tree is simple and linear; most technologies unlock a new technology, but you have to unlock an era before being able to learn it’s technologies. Eras are unlocked by learning a specific tech.

Unlocking a new tech requires 5 to 20 knowledge points.

Table of contents

Paleolithic tech

Bone tools (5)

Unlocks the creation of tools made using animal bones, which are effective for certain tasks.

  • Bone harpoon
  • Bone spear
  • Compositve tools tech

Composite tools (5)

Unlocks the creation of tools composed of several parts. Composite tools are very useful for hunting larger animals or cutting down trees.

  • Flint spear
  • Flint axe
  • Flint pick
  • Stone polishing tech

Slingmaking (5)

Allows you to make slings, which are basic hunting tools.

  • Sling
  • Archery tech

Food drying (5)

Unlocks the construction of the food dryer, where you can produce cured meat and dry fish, which are the only long lasting foods in the Paleolithic.

  • Food dryer
  • Grain processing tech

Dog Domestication (5)

Unlocks the domestication of dogs. Dogs will slowly come to the settlement and will help you protect it.

  • Dog
  • Goat domestication tech

Tanning (5)

Unlocks the tanner, where you can produce leather.

  • Tanner
  • Leather
  • Leather outfit
  • Sledgemaking tech
  • Weaving tech

Spirituality (5)

Unlocks the construction of the totem structure, which helps with keeping morale high in the settlement.

  • Totem
  • Megalithism tech

Mesolothic tech

Stone polishing (7)

Unlocks polished stone tools in the crafter.

  • Flint sickle
  • Flint knife
  • Underground mining tech
  • Copper smelting tech

Pottery (15)

Unlocks the Mesolothic era, and also the ability to transport and store water. This is a lot more efficient than having people going to the water source every time.

  • Water
  • Well digging tech

Archery (7)

Unlocks the creation of bows, which are the best hunting tool available in the Stone Age.

  • Bow
  • Fortifications tech

Grain processing (7)

Allows you to harvest wild cereals, crush them into flour and make bread.

  • Haystack
  • Mortar
  • Flour
  • Bread
  • Pulse processing tech

Pulse processing (7)

Allows you to harvest wild pulses and cook them.

  • Cereal domestication tech

Sledgemaking (7)

Unlocks the construction of sledges, which are a critical transport in the early eras.

  • Sledge
  • Stilting tech

Neolithic tech

Underground mining (7)

Allows you to build mines on top of deposits. Mines dramatically increase the amount of resources you can extract from a deposit.

  • Flint mine
  • Copper mine
  • Tin mine
  • Iron mine

Thatching (7)

Unlocks thatched structures, which are in general more durable and advanced than skins structures.

  • Hut
  • Storage hut
  • Granary
  • Stables
  • Weaver
  • Outfitter
  • Workshop
  • Mud
  • Masonry tech

Well digging (7)

Allows you to make wells, that are more efficient than having to go collect water from the nearest river or lake.

  • Well
  • Hydropower tech

Fortifications (7)

Unlocks the construction of basic defensive structures that can be used to protect your settlement against raiders and predators in order to minimize the loss of life.

  • Palisade
  • Gate
  • Watchtower
  • Wall
  • Swordmaking tech

Cereal domestication (15)

It allows you to plant and harvest cereals, unlocking the Neolithic era. And it dramatically increases the amount of people you can reliably feed every year.

  • Barley
  • Einkorn
  • Emmer
  • Pulse domestication tech

Pulse domestication (7)

Allows you to plant and harvest pulses. Pulses are usually harvested in summer, so they are a good complement to cereals which are harvested in the fall.

  • Bitter vetch
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Flax domestication tech

Flax domestication (7)

Allows you to plant flax, which is used to produce linen cloth.

  • Flax
  • Fruit tree domestication tech

Goat domestication (7)

Allows you to tame wild goats.

  • Stables
  • Goat
  • Sheep domestication tech

Sheep domestication (7)

Allows you to tame wild sheeps.

  • Sheep
  • Pig domestication tech

Pig domestication (7)

Allows you to tame wild pigs.

  • Pig
  • Cattle domestication tech

Weaving (7)

Allows you to make cloth and outfits made of linen and wool.

  • Weaver
  • Outfitter
  • Wool cloth
  • Linen cloth

Stilting (7)

Allows you to build bridges.

  • Bridge
  • Donkey domestication tech

Megalithism (7)

Allows you to build megalithic structures that increase the settlement’s prestige and help improve morale.

  • Menhir
  • Dolmen
  • Stone circle
  • Rolling megalith

Copper age tech

Copper smelting (20)

Unlocks the production of copper in pit furnaces, the metalsmith structure and the creation of copper tools and weapons. Unlocks the copper age.

  • Copper mine
  • Charcoal pit
  • Pit furnace
  • Metalsmith
  • Workshop
  • Fishing rod
  • Copper spear
  • Copper axe
  • Copper pick
  • Copper knife
  • Copper sickle
  • Copper
  • Charcoal
  • Bronze smelting tech

Fruit tree domestication (10)

Allows you to plant fruit trees.

  • Pear tree
  • Cherry tree
  • Service tree
  • Chestnut
  • Rye domestication tech

Rye domestication (10)

Allows you to plant and harvest rye, increasing the crop variety is a good way to protect against diseases.

  • Rye
  • Brewing tech

Cattle domestication (10)

Allows you to tame wild bovines.

  • Cattle

Donkey domestication (10)

Allows you to tame wild donkeys.

  • Cart
  • Donkey
  • The wheel tech

The wheel (10)

Unlocks the construction of carts which allow you to transport a large amount of resources.

  • Cart
  • Horse domestication

Bronze age tech

Bronze smelting (20)

Unlocks the production of bronze in pit furnaces and the creation of bronze tools and weapons. Unlocks the bronze age.

  • Tin mine
  • Bronze spear
  • Bronze axe
  • Bronze pick
  • Bronze knife
  • Bronze sickle
  • Bronze
  • Iron smelting tech

Masonry (10)

Unlocks stone structures that are in general more durable and advanced than mud structures.

  • Warehouse
  • Roundhouse
  • Wall

Swordmaking (10)

Unlocks swords, which are the most effective melee weapon.

  • Bronze sword
  • Iron sword
  • Steel sword
  • Composite archery tech

Composite archery (10)

Unlocks composite bows, which are the most effective hunting weapon.

  • Composite bow
  • Reinforced fortifications tech

Brewing (10)

  • Brewery
  • Beer
  • Baking tech

Horse domestication (10)

Allows you to tame wild horses.

  • Horse

Iron age tech

Iron smelting (25)

Unlocks the smelting of iron in bloomeries, the blacksmith structure and the creation of iron tools and weapons. Unlocks the iron age.

  • Iron mine
  • Bloomery
  • Blacksmith
  • Steelmaking
  • Iron spear
  • Iron axe
  • Iron pick
  • Iron knife
  • Iron sickle
  • Iron sword
  • Iron

Steelmaking (20)

Unlocks the production of steel, which is the hardest and most durable material available in ancient times.

  • Steel spear
  • Steel axe
  • Steel pick
  • Steel knife
  • Steel sickle
  • Steel sword
  • Steel

Hydropower (12)

Unlocks the construction of watermills, which can greatly speed up the production of flour.

  • Watermill

Reinforced fortifications (12)

Unlocks the construction of reinforced gates and guard towers. These are more durable than their wooden counterparts, and in the case of the guard tower can hold more people.

  • Reinforced gate
  • Guard tower

Baking (12)

Unlocks the construction of ovens, which can greatly speed up the production of bread.

  • Oven