MIDTERM

Events

Body Lice

170,000 BC

Paleolithic

Great Leap Forward

150,000 BC - 30,000 BC

Hunter-Gatherers

150,000 BC - 20,000 BC

Homo habilis: "The Handy Man"

100000 BCE

Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
2.1-1.5 million years ago

Megamammals

50,000 BC

Pleistocene
Americas

Chauvet Cave

30,000 BC

France

Atlatl

30,000 BC

France
Upper Paleolithic

Venus of Willendorf

25,000 BC

Austria

African Humid Period

15,000 BC - 5,000 BC

Egypt, Nile River

Holocene

15,000 BC

Dogs

14,000 BC

Siberia, Middle East, Europe

Younger Dryas

12,900 BC - 11,700 BC

Northern Europe

Clovis Points

11,000 BC

Paleoindian period
Americas

Agriculture

10,000 BC

Neolithic/New Stone Age
Africa, Middle East

Catal Hoyuk

7,500 BC - 5,700 BC

Southern Anotolia-modern day Turkey
Neolithic Era

Kiln-Baked Bricks

6,000 BC

Indus River Valley
Holocene Era

Megaliths

5,500 BC - 3,300 BC

Neolithic Period
Northwest Europe

East-West Axis of Diffusion

5,500 BC

Neolithic Period, Pleistocene Period
Asia, Europe, Africa

Zoroastrianism

4,000 BC

Peresian Empire

Inventing the Wheel

3,500 BC

Mesopotamia

Pictograms

3,500 BC - 1,500 BC

Mesopotamia

Cuneiform

3,500 BC

Mesopotamia

Irrigation

3,100 BC

Egypt

Rio Tinto

3,000 BC

Mined for mostly copper
Spain

Caral Supe

2,600 BC

Peru
South America

Mining

2,500 BC - 800 BC

Copper and tin
Bronze Age

Sargon of Akkad

2334 BC - 2315 BC

Mesopotamia

Yu the Great

2101 BC

Yellow River-China

Austronesia

2,000 BC - 1,000 BC

Islands of Austronesia, Pacific Islands

Sinographic Sphere

2,000 BC

China
Warring States Period

Tablet House

2000 BC

Mesopotamia
Babylonian period

Law Codes

1760 BC

Fertile Crescent

Santorini/Thera

1,600 BC

Greek island
Minoan civilization

Hittite War Chariots

1600 BC

Anatolia

Moses

1,390 BC - 1,270 BC

Egypt

Blood Flukes

1,200 BC

Egypt-Nile River Valley

Murex Snails

1,200 BC - 149 BC

Fertile Crescent

Iron Age

1,200 BC - 1,000 BC

Canals

1,000 BC - 2,000 CE

China

Bantu Migrations

1,000 BC

Western Africa

Meroe

800 BC - 350 CE

Sudan

Cyrus the Great

600 BC

Persia

La Tene Culture

500 BC - 1 CE

Britain, Germany, France

Ionian Enlightenment

500 BC

Greece

Battle of Marathon

490 BC

Marathon, Greece

Roads

490 BC

Large Greek empire

Alexander the Great

356 BC - 323 BC

Macedon

Sarissa

350 BC

Macedon

Mauryan India

324 BC

Greece and India

Hellenistic

323 BC - 30 BC

Northeastern Africa
Western Asia

Oikumene

323 BC

Hellenistic period

War Elephants

321 BC - 185 BC

Mauryan Empire
India

Syncretism

300 BC

Egypt

Museum of Alexandria

300 BC

Alexandria, Egypt

Pax Romana

27 BC - 180 AD

Roman Empire

Xiongnu/Huns

0 CE - 6000 CE

Between Han Dynasty and Romans
Asian Steppe

Easter Island

700 CE - 1100 CE

South West Pacific Ocean
Polynesian people

Mercator Projection

1569 CE

Bipedalism

45000

4.5 million years ago
Northern Ethiopia-Lucy

Astralopithecus afarensis

200,000

4.5 million years ago
Lucy
Northern Ethiopia