Cilizations Timeline

Huang-He

Yangshao Culture

6000 BC - 5000 BC

The Early Culture

5000 BC - 2500 BC

Longshan Culture

5000 BC - 4000 BC

Three Rulers & Five Emperors

3000 BC - 2070 BC

Three Rulers & Five Emperors

Xia Dynasty

2070 BC - 1600 BC

Xia Dynasty

Bronze Tech.

2000 BC - 1500 BC

Earliest use of bronze technology (gradually superseded by iron technology after c. 500)

Shang Dynasty

1600 BC - 1046 BC

There are three things to know about the Shang: one, they were the most advanced bronze-working civilization in the world; two, Shang remains provide the earliest and most complete record of Chinese writing (there are a few Neolithic pots that have a few characters scratched on them; however, a few characters do not a complete writing system make), scratched out on the shoulder blades of pigs for oracular purposes.

Earliest inscribed oracle bones; flourishing of Shang ritual bronzes

1200 BC

Earliest inscribed oracle bones; flourishing of Shang ritual bronzes

Founding of "Eastern" capital at Cheng-Zhou (Luo-yang)

1040 BC

Founding of "Eastern" capital at Cheng-Zhou (Luo-yang)

Initiation of Zhou feudal system

1045

Initiation of Zhou feudal system

Tigris-Euphrates

Jericho

7000 BC

First Town at Jericho

Sumerians

3500 BC - 2340 BC

Sumerian Civilization

Cuneiform writing

3250 BC

Cuneiform writing

Wheel Used

3250 BC

Wheel Used

First Sumerian Dynasty of Ur

2500 BC

First Sumerian Dynasty of Ur

Akkadians

2370 BC - 1900 BC

Akkadian Empire

Sargon established the Akkadian Empire

2350 BC

Sargon established the Akkadian Empire

Babylonians

1900 BC - 1100 BC

Babylonian Empire

Hammurabi conquers Babylon and reunites Mesopotamia

1790 BC

Hammurabi conquers Babylon and reunites Mesopotamia

Hammurabi write Code of Hammurabi

1758 BC

Hammurabi write Code of Hammurabi

Indus

Early Settlements

3100 BC

Early settlements develop in Indus Valley

Urban Planning

2850 BC

The civilization was planned very well with a good drainage system like present.

civilization developement

2600 BC

Early settlements develop into urban civilization

Indus script used

2600 BC

Indus script used

Great Bath is built at Mohenjo-daro

2500 BC

Great Bath is built at Mohenjo-daro

Decline of Indus civilization

1900 BC

Decline of Indus civilization

Mohenjo-daro abandoned

1800 BC

Mohenjo-daro abandoned

Aryan Invasion

1600 BC - 1000 BC

Aryan invasion of India

Vedas

1500 BC

Oral composition of the Vedas

Vedic Age

1500 BC - 1000 BC

Vedic Age

Nile

People settle along Nile Delta

5000 BC

First evidence of people settling along the Nile Delta

Start of culture

4400 BC - 4000 BC

Babarian culture- people practiced agriculture and domesticated sheep and goats, -- known for pottery

Amratian Society

4000 BC - 3500 BC

Amratian Society of Upper Egypt - first signs of hierarchical civilization

Hieroglyphics developed

3200 BC

Hieroglyphics developed

Irrigation, sun worship

3000 BC

Irrigation increased farmland, people worship the sun

1st Dynasty

2920 BC - 2770 BC

During this time the capital at Memphis was founded. Papyrus was invented. Writing was used by the government. Many impressive artifacts have been found from this period.

Great Pyramids

2570 BC

Construction of the Great Pyramids begin.

Trade

2323 BC - 2152 BC

Many records of trading expeditions have been discovered from this period.

Diagnostic Medicine

1700 BC

Earliest evidence of diagnostic medicine

Civil War

1069 BC

Civil War