Considering that the very first mode of transportation was via foot, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for.
Ponder upon the idea of moving from one location to another and doing it all via foot. Of course, if this were the case, we would have no access to comfortable footwear, moving dollies, or any of the helpful moving amenities we know today which makes it likely that folks would move less often. We have traveled a long way thanks, first of all, to the development of the wheel. The ingenuity of humans is truly remarkable!
Development of a Functional Wheel
The following steps and developments took place to invent a functioning wheel, more or less in this order:
This is Heavy
Humans realized that heavy objects could be moved easier if something round, for example a fallen tree log, was placed under it and the object rolled over it.
Humans also realized a way to move heavy objects, with an invention archeologists call the sledge. Logs or sticks were placed under an object and used to drag the heavy object, like a sled and a wedge put together.
Humans thought to use the round logs and a sledge together. Humans used several logs or rollers in a row, dragging the sledge over one roller to the next.
This is certainly creativity in its best form!