Period 1 World History

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Events

Earliest Homo-sapiens in Africa (250,000 BC- 200,000 BC)

200,000 BC

Beginnings of Migration Out of Africa

100,000 Bc - 60,000 Bc

Human Entry into Eastern Asia

70,000 BC

Human Entry into Australia

60,000 BC - 40,000 BC

First use of boats

Human Entry into Europe

45,000 BC

Extinction of Large Mammals in Australia

30,000 BC

Cave Art in Europe

30,000 BC - 17,000 BC

Human Entry into the Americas

30,000 BC - 15,000 BC

Extinction of Neanderthals

25,000 BC

End of Last Ice Age

16,000 BC - 10,000 BC

Global warming

Earliest Agricultural Revolutions

12,000 BC - 10,000 BC

Extinction of Large Mammals in North America

11,000 BC

First Chiefdoms in Mesopotamia

6,000 BC

Beginning of Domestication of Corn in Southern Mexico

6,000 BC - 5,000 BC

Austronesian Migrations to Pacific Islands and Madagascar

3,500 BC - 1,000 BC

Beginnings of Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Norte Chico Civilizations

3,500 BC - 3,000 BC

Nubian Kingdom of Ta-Seti

3,400 BC - 3,200 BC

Period of Independent Sumarian city-states

3,200 BC - 2,350 BC

Old Kingdom Egypt

2,663 BC - 2,195 BC

High point of Pharaoh's power and pyramid building

Beginnings of Chinese, Indus Valley, and Central Asian (Oxus) Civilizations

2,200 BC - 2,000 BC

Xia Dynasty in China

2,070 BC - 1,600 BC

Traditionally seen as first dynasty of Chinese history

Babylonian Empire

1,900 BC - 1,500 BC

Reign of Hammurabi

1792 BC - 1750 BC

Abandonment of Indus Valley civilizations

1700 BCE

New Kingdom of Egypt

1550 BC - 1064 BC

Beginnings of Olmec Civlization

1200 BC

Human Entry into New Zeland

1,000 BC - 700 BC

Last major region to receive human settlers

Kush conquest of Egypt

760 BC - 660 BC

Era of Greek City States

750 bce - 336 bce

Babylonian Conquest of Judah

586 BC

Egypt and Mesopotamia Incorporated into Persian Empire

500 BC