Section I

Western Traditions I

Main

Prehistoric

Neolithic (Near East)

8,000 BC - 4,000 BC

Neolithic (Europe)

4,000 BC - 1,500 BC

Ancient Near East

Sumerian

3500 BC - 2300 BC

Akkadian

2300 BC - 2150 BC

Babylonian

1800 BC - 1600 BC

Assyrian

900 BC - 612 BC

Persian

224 CE - 651 CE

Egyptian

Predynastic

3500 BC - 2900 BC

Old Kingdom

2600 BC - 2100 BC

Middle Kingdom

2040 BC - 1640 BC

New Kingdom

1550 BC - 1070 BC

Aegean

Cycladic

3000 BC - 2000 BC

Minoan

1700 BC - 1200 BC

Mycenaean

1700 BC - 1200 BC