PreHistory Timeline

Prehistory

7700000BC-35000BC

Discovery of skull

7700000 BC

Skull found Man or Ape

Ardi

4400000 BC

Walked upright but more slowly than Lucy
"Ardi"www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/.../02fossil.html?

Lucy

3200000 BC - 2000000 BC

HOMO HABLIS

1999999 BC

(handy man)
Discovered by Mary Leakey

Paleolithic

2500000BC-7500BC
Paleo--old
lithic-stone
lithic-stone

Old Stone Age

2500000 BC - 7500 BC

Discovered Fire
No longer restricted to warmer climates

homo erectus

1900000 BC - 70000 BC

may have been the first to migrate
Knew about fire

Neanderthals

200000 BC - 50000 BC

Used stone tools
First to bury dead
Named for Neander Germany where first skulls found.

Homo sapiens

100000 BC - 10000 BC

First to communicate. This helped them organize hunts, begin migration;weapons

Ice Age

70000 BC - 10000 BC

Ice Age
Cave Drawings
Animism
Buried Dead

Neolithic

7500BC-3000BC
The Neolithic Revolution was a fundamental change in the way people lived. The shift from hunting & gathering to agriculture led to permanent settlements, the establishment of social classes, and the eventual rise of civilizations. The Neolithic Revolution is a major turning point in human history.

Revolution

10000 BC - 6000 BC

Farming began in SW Asia
Cleared trees for land
Domesticated animals
Domesticated plants
Tools
Build huts

moved in clans Began to cluster in communities

New Stone Age

8000 BC

Farming starts
Domestication of plants and animals
River Valley Civilizations
Catalhoyuk-farming village
Uruk-First City
Cities
Economy

First Civilizations

6000

Uruk

6000 BC

First city
Had government (priests)

Began to trade Had walls--for defense?

River Valley Civilization

4000 BC

River Valley
Mesopotamia
China
Egypt
Indus Valley