This Fleeting World

Events

Foraging Era

300000 bce - 10000 bce

Agrarian era

Approx. 13,000 bce - 1750 ce

Industrial Revolution

1750 - 1914

Modern Era

1751 - 2015

Technological Growth Stalled

1913 - 1950

Contemporary Period

1945 - 2015

Agricultural and Technological Production

Stone Tools become more developed

Approx. 250,000 bce

Foragers only took what they needed to survive from natural environment and did not alter the environment

200000 bce - 10000 bce

Development of more sophisticated tech accelerates

50000 bce

Newly settle regions experienced Megafauna Extinction

50000 bce - 10000 bce

Fire stick Farming

50000 bce - 10000 bce

Tools such as the bow and arrow are invented

Approx. 30,000 bce - Approx. 20,000 bce

Grain grown in Mesopotamia and Yams grown in West Africa

8000 bce - 1750 ce

Grains and Rice grown in China, Yams and Taro in Papua New Guinea, Squash in MesoAmerica

7000 bce - 1750 ce

Terracing

5000 bce - 1000 bce

Indonesia and Phillipinnes

Secondary Products of large livestock from Agriculture are introduced

4000 bce - 1750 ce

this occurred primarily in Afro-Eurasia. Included use of fibers, milk, manure for fertilizer, traction power of animals

Application of water management techniques - irrigation

4000 bce - 1750 ce

Cotton spinning machine invented

1738

Wyatt Steam Engine invented

1763

Establishment of Factories

1775 - 1800

Development of Railways

1800 - 1850

formation of corporate enterprises

1850 - 1900

Steel, chemicals and electricity are developed

1850 - 1900

Telephone invented

1876

Sonar, nuclear power and Oil

Approx. 1900 - Approx. 1950

Internal combution engine, aviation, chemical substitutes, rubber

1900 - 1950

Short Wave Radio

1920

Television

1928

Russian achievements in space - Sputnik

1957

Russia successfully put first human in orbit - Yuri Gagarin

1961

Humans on the Moon

1969

Globalization

1980 - 2015

Communities

Modern Humans appear in Africa

Approx. 300,000 bce

Humans begin to spread around Africa, and then to Eurasia

Approx. 200,000 bce - Approx. 100,000 bce

Foraging communities small and consist of family, nomadic

200000 bce - 10000 bce

humans begin to settle outside of Africa

Approx. 100000 bce - 10000 bce

Austrailia is settled

Approx. 50,000 bce - Approx. 40,000 bce

Siberia is settled

Approx. 30,000 bce

The Americas are settled

Approx. 13,000 bce

Villages were the more common community

Approx. 8000 bce - Approx. 3000 bce

as population became denser in villages, basic hierarchies began to be developed in order to define more diverse relationships that existed outside of just kin. More specific roles of men and women are thought to be a by-product of hierarchies.

Organized into Cities and States

Approx. 3000 bce - Approx. 500 bce

Afro-Eurasia Cities and States

Approx. 2999 BC - Approx. 2000 bce

Afro-Euroasia : the region from Nile River to Mesopotamia, Indus River Valley and Northern China

Sargon of Akkad Imperial State

Approx. 2300 bce - Approx. 2200 bce

MesoAmerica Cities and States

Approx. 1999 BC - Approx. 1000 bce

Olmecs

Shang Dynasty - Northern China

Approx. 1766 bce - Approx. 1045 bce

MesoAmerican Cities and States - Oaxaca & Mayan

999 BC - 500 bce

Achaemenid (Persia) empire

Approx. 550 bce - Approx. 330 bce

Empires Formed

499 BC - 1000 ce

Roman Empire

Approx. 476 bce - Approx. 27 bce

Han Dynasty (China)

Approx. 220 bce - Approx. 206 bce

Mauryan Empire ( India)

Approx. 200 bce - Approx. 324 ce

Muslim Abbasid Empire

Approx. 750 ce - Approx. 1258 ce

Urbanization

1950 - 2015

extension of life expectancy, gender equality, quality of city life/support structure improved quality of life for citizens

The distribution of wealth, resources, politics created significant gaps among nations and third world conditions

1980 - 2015

Cultural, Political, Social, Economic

Taxation

3000 bce - 500 bce

way for states to manage wealth, resources and accounting of a person's contribution to productivity of state or city

Development of Armies

Approx. 3000 bce - Approx. 500 bce

Expansion of Agriculture into marginal regions

Approx. 1000 bce - Approx. 1750 ce

Religious Traditions widely practiced in Cities/States

Approx. 500 bce - Approx. 1000 ce

Global Networks

Approx. 1500 ce - Approx. 1750 ce

Regions were able to connect to other regions- beyond their borders. Most notable America and European allowed for the exchange of goods, ideas, resources.

US and Western Europe develop more formal political systems

1775 - 1800

Goverment's role expanded as more urban socities formed

1800

theory of evolution - caused people to try to reconcile spiritual beliefs with scientific findings

1850

World production declined

Approx. 1870 ad - Approx. 1950 ad

Governments were challenged with managing growth and resorted to protectionism and development of defensive alliances

China and India lag behind in adopting technologies - have a small economic impact

1900

US & Germany surpass Britain in economic power

1900

North Atlantic and other parts of world began experiencing full impact of modern revolution

1900

Mass production of goods via assembly lines

Approx. 1913

chain of events begins national war - WWI

1914 - 1918

Scientific research and reports challenged societies understanding of the universe

Approx. 1914 - Approx. 1945

Mass consumerism emerged

Approx. 1920

International Trading and Banking system collapsed

Approx. 1929

Major national powers begin to re-arm

Approx. 1930 - Approx. 1935

New expressionism art forms emerged

Approx. 1930

Soviet Union experienced high rates of growth in comparison to rest of world

Approx. 1930 - Approx. 1950

World War II begins

Approx. 1931 - Approx. 1939

Government developed programs to ensure abilities of people to earn income in order to support economy

Approx. 1933 - Approx. 1938

Holocaust

Approx. 1933 - Approx. 1945

New forms of radical government in Germany, Russia, Italy emerged

Approx. 1935

First Atomic Bomb dropped by US on Japan - Ending WWII

Approx. 1945

implementation of Marshall Plan - US funded reconstruction aid

1945

US (democracy) and USSR (communism) emerge as superpower nations

Approx. 1945

Most Rapid Economic growth

Approx. 1945 - Approx. 2015

creation of United Nations

Approx. 1945

India and Pakistan gain independance from Britain

Approx. 1947

Examples of nations after the war who wanted to break from control of European Imperialism

China - Communist dominated

Approx. 1949

Serious concerns about consumption of natural resources

Approx. 1950 - Approx. 2015

Russian living standards improve after death of Stalin

1953 - 1970

Anthropocene - the human impact on reshaping the biosphere

1960 - 2015

Russian growth slows due to lack of keeping pace with technology

1971 - 1985

China's economy flourished with the implementation of a market economy -

Approx. 1976

Important People

Charles Darwin

1809 - 1882

Sigmund Freud

Approx. 1856 - Approx. 1939

Henry Ford

Approx. 1863 - Approx. 1947

Mohandas Ghandi - peaceful leader of India

Approx. 1869 - Approx. 1948

Albert Einstein

Approx. 1879 - Approx. 1955

Pablo Picasso

Approx. 1881 - Approx. 1973

Max Born

Approx. 1882 - Approx. 1970

Niels Bohr

Approx. 1885 - Approx. 1962

Erwin Schrodinger

Approx. 1887 - Approx. 1961

Werener Heisenberg

Approx. 1901 - Approx. 1976

Soviet Union used mass media to spread political ideals and control culture

Approx. 1914 - Approx. 1945

Adolf Hitler - Germany - rose to power

Approx. 1933