period 1

Events

earliest homo sapiens in Africa

Approx. 200,000 BC

beginning of migration out of Africa

Approx. 100,000 BC - Approx. 60,000 BC

human entry into Australia (first use of boats)

Approx. 60,000 BC - Approx. 40,000 BC

human entry into Europe

Approx. 45,000 BC

human entry into the Americas

Approx. 30,000 BC - Approx. 15,000 BC

cave art in Europe

Approx. 30,000 BC - Approx. 17,000 BC

Extinction of large mammals in Australia

Approx. 30,000 BC

extinction of neanderthals

Approx. 25,000 BC

end of the last ice age

Approx. 16,000 BC - Approx. 10,000 BC

earliest agriculture revolutions

12,000 BC - 10,000 BC

extinction of large mammals in North America

Approx. 11,000 BCE

first chiefdoms in mesopatamia

Approx. 6,000 BC

beginning of domestication of corn in southern mexico

6,000 BC - 5,000 BC

Austronesian migration to pacific islands and madagascar

3,500 BC - 1,000 BC

beginnings of Mesopotamia, Egyptian, and norte chico civilizations

3500 BC - 3000 BC

beginnings of Chinese, Indus valley, and central Asian civilizations.

2200 BC - 2000 BC

epic of gilgamesh compiled

2000 bce

human entry into new Zealand

1,000 BC - 700 BC

last major region to receive human settlers