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Transformation & Organization of Human Society

Classical Times

3,500 BCE - 600 CE

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3500 bc

Austronesians migrate to New Guinea

3000 bc

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3000 bc

Cuneiform Writing Begins

2900 bc

First writing

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2500 bc

Start of Bantu migrations

2000 bc

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1750 bc

Shang China

1700 bc

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1500 bc

Vedas are written

1400 bc

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1300 bc

Phoenicians

1250 bc

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1200 bc

Meso and South America

1200 bc

Aryans migrate to India

1000 bc

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1000 bc

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850 bc - 700 bc

Classical Greece

800 bc - 300 bc

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700 bc - 350 bc

Lao-tzu; creates Daoism

604 bc - 531 bc

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551 bc - 479 bc

Cyrus the Great conqueres parts of Pakistan

528 bc

Aryans migrate to Deccan Plateau

500 bc

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500 bc

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500 bc

Classical China (Zhou & Han)

500 bc - 600 ce

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500 bc - 476 ce

Greco-Persian Wars

499 bc - 488 bc

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490 bc

Battle of Thermopylae

480 bc

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480 bc

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469 bc - 323 bc

Siddhartha Guatama; creates Buddhism

460 bc

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430 bc

Alexander The Great

356 bc - 323 bc

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338 bc

Darius III was defeated by Alexander the Great.

333 bc

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330 bc

Qin Shi Huangdi unifies China (first emperor)

221 bc

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213 bc

Gaozu establishes the Chinese Civil Service Exam

207 bc

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180 bc

Establishment of Indo-Scythian kingdom

80 bc

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27 bc - 180 ce

Establishment of the Indo-Parthian kingdom

10 bc

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5 bc

Antonine plague

161 ce - 181 ce

Sack of Rome

410 ce

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483 ce - 565 ce

Justinianic plague

541 - 542