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-600 BCE

Humans (Homo sapiens) emerge in africa (peopling of the earth)

140,000 BCE - 40,000 BCE

Passage of people from Siberia down to Mesoamerica

30,000 BCE

end of great ice age

14,000 BCE

paleolithic age

12,000 BCE

Neolithic revolution

10,000 BCE - 8,000 BCE

domestication of sheep, pigs, goats, cattle beginning in Mesopotamia

9,000 BCE

silk weaving in China

8,000 BCE

domestication of maize in Mesoamerica

5,000 BCE

Introduction of writing, bronze, wheel, plow in Middle east

4,000 BCE - 3,000 BCE

Sumer civilization, cuneiform in Mesopotamia

3,500 BCE - 1,800 BCE

Rise of Egyptian civilization

3,100 BCE

Emergence of Indus River Civilization

2,500 BCE

Hammurabi's Reign as King of Babylon

1,800 BCE - 1,750 BCE

Aryan invasions of Indus

1,600 BCE - 1,000 BCE

emergence of shang china

1500 BCE

Vedic age in India

1500 BCE - 1000 BCE

Jews settle in Meditteranean region (part of Mesopotamia)

1200 BCE

Zhou Dynasty

1029 BCE - 258 BCE

Epic age in India

1000 BCE - 600 BCE

Chavin in Peru

900 BCE - 200 BCE

Spred of Olmec civilization / cultivation of the potato in the Andes

800 BCE - 400 BCE

Rise of Greek city-states

800 BCE