ancient civilizations

Events

Introduction of Silk Weaving in China

8000 BCE

Domestication of Maize in Mesoamerica

5000 BCE

Age of Innovation in the Middle East

4000 BCE - 3001 BC

introduction of writing, bronze metalwork, wheel, plow

Mesopotamia

3500 B.C. - 1800 B.C.

Egypt

3100 BCE - Approx. 101 BC

Indus Valley Civilization

Approx. 2300 BC - Approx. 1700 BC

Shang

1750 bc - 1045 bc

First Ironwork in the Middle East

1500 bce

Olmecs

1500 BC - 400 BC

Chavin

Approx. 900 BC - Approx. 200 BC