MIDTERM

Events

Body Lice

170,000 BC

Paleolithic

Hunter-Gatherers

150,000 BC - 20,000 BC

Great Leap Forward

150,000 BC - 30,000 BC

Homo habilis: "The Handy Man"

100000 BCE

Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
2.1-1.5 million years ago

Megamammals

50,000 BC

Pleistocene
Americas

Atlatl

30,000 BC

France
Upper Paleolithic

Chauvet Cave

30,000 BC

France

Venus of Willendorf

25,000 BC

Austria

Holocene

15,000 BC

African Humid Period

15,000 BC - 5,000 BC

Egypt, Nile River

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

East-West Axis of Diffusion

5,500 BC

Neolithic Period, Pleistocene Period
Asia, Europe, Africa

Megaliths

5,500 BC - 3,300 BC

Neolithic Period
Northwest Europe

Zoroastrianism

4,000 BC

Peresian Empire

Cuneiform

3,500 BC

Mesopotamia

Pictograms

3,500 BC - 1,500 BC

Mesopotamia

Inventing the Wheel

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

Tablet House

2000 BC

Mesopotamia
Babylonian period

Sinographic Sphere

2,000 BC

China
Warring States Period

Austronesia

2,000 BC - 1,000 BC

Islands of Austronesia, Pacific Islands

Law Codes

1760 BC

Fertile Crescent

Hittite War Chariots

1600 BC

Anatolia

Santorini/Thera

1,600 BC

Greek island
Minoan civilization

Moses

1,390 BC - 1,270 BC

Egypt

Iron Age

1,200 BC - 1,000 BC

Murex Snails

1,200 BC - 149 BC

Fertile Crescent

Blood Flukes

1,200 BC

Egypt-Nile River Valley

Bantu Migrations

1,000 BC

Western Africa

Canals

1,000 BC - 2,000 CE

China

Meroe

800 BC - 350 CE

Sudan

Cyrus the Great

600 BC

Persia

Ionian Enlightenment

500 BC

Greece

La Tene Culture

500 BC - 1 CE

Britain, Germany, France

Roads

490 BC

Large Greek empire

Battle of Marathon

490 BC

Marathon, Greece

Alexander the Great

356 BC - 323 BC

Macedon

Sarissa

350 BC

Macedon

Mauryan India

324 BC

Greece and India

Oikumene

323 BC

Hellenistic period

Hellenistic

323 BC - 30 BC

Northeastern Africa
Western Asia

War Elephants

321 BC - 185 BC

Mauryan Empire
India

Museum of Alexandria

300 BC

Alexandria, Egypt

Syncretism

300 BC

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