WHAP Timeline

Events

Beginning of Agriculture

8000 BC

Period One: Foundations

Approx. 8000 B.C.E - Approx. 600 B.C.E

Neolithic Era

8000 BCE - 3000 BCE

Mesopotamia

5300 BC - 539 BC

Early civilizations

4000 BCE - 2500 BCE

Mesoptamia, Egypt, Indus River Valley, Classical India,

Beginning of Chinese dynasty rule

2200 BCE

Hammurabi's code

1792 BC - 1749 BC

Shang Dynasty

1766 BCE - 1122 BCE

Old Assyrian Empire rules in the middle east

1750 BC - 1418 BC

Vedic Age

1500 BCE - 1000 BCE

Zhou Dynasty

1122 BC - 400 BC

Bantu Migrations

1000 BCE - 1700 AD

Lao Tzu's life

604 bc - 531 bc

Period Two: Classical Societies

600 B.C.E - 600 C.E

Buddha's life

563 BCE - 483 BCE

Confucius' life

551 BC - 479 BC

Persian Wars

546 BCE - 479 BCE

Roman Republic

509 BC - 27 BC

Buddhism is created

500 BC

Era of Warring states in China

480 BCE - 221 BCE

Alexander the Great rules Rome

336 BCE - 323 BCE

Han Dynasty

206 BCE - 220 CE

Roman Empire

27 BCE - 476 CE

Life of Jesus Christ

4 BCE - 29 CE

Mayan Empire (first peak)

250 - 900

Maya

300 CE - 1100

Gupta Dynasty

320 - 550

Byzantine Empire

330 - 1453

Fall of Rome

476

Period Three: Gross Cultural Interaction

600 - 1450

Silk becomes most wanted luxury good

600 - 1450 CE

Trans Saharan Trade Route Growth

600 - 1450 CE

Bills of Exchange (Checks) Invented

Approx. 600 CE

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Umayyad Caliphate

661 - 750

Muslim conquest of Spain

711 - 1492

Abbasid Dynasty

750 - 1258

VIkings

Approx. 790 - 1066

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Great Schism

960 - 1279

First Crusade

1096

Mayan Empire (second peak)

1200 - 1450

Mongol Empire

1206 - 1368

Aztec

1345 - 1521

Bubonic Plague

1347 - 1348

Period Four: Global Interdependence

1450 - 1750

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

Cortez conquers the Aztecs

1521

Pizarro conquers the Inca

1533

Foundation of Jamestown

1607

30 Years War

1618 - 1648

Seven year war ends

1656 - 1763

Agricultural Revolution

1700 - 1800

Period Five: Revolution, Industry and Empire

1750 - 1900

Industrial Revolution

1750 - 1900

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1804

Opium war

1839 - 1842

Karl Marx writes the Communist Manifesto

1848

American Civil war

1861 - 1865

Berlin Conference

1884

Spanish American War

1898

Period Six: Global Realignments

1900 - Present

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

World War I

1914 - 1918

Treaty of Versailles

1919

Stock market crash

1929

World War II

1938 - 1945

Partition of India

1947

Creation of Israel

1948