AP HISTORY TIMELINE 17-18

Events

Human migration to North America from Siberia

21000 BCE

Beginnings of agriculture in south Asia

9000 BCE

Origins of maize in Mesoamerica

8000 BCE

Origins of agriculture in New Guinea

8000 BCE

Era of Sumerian dominance in Mesopotamia

4000 BCE

Egyptian Old Kingdom

2686 BCE - 2134 BCE

Era of Assyrian dominance in Mesopotamia

2500 BCE - 605 BCE

High point of Harappan society in India

2500 BCE - 2000 BCE

Xia Dynasty in China

2020 BCE - 1600 BCE

Beginnings of Bantu migrations in Africa

2000 BCE

Maya Society

2000 BCE - 250 CE

Early Aryan migrations into the Ganges River Valley

1800 BCE

Establishment of first Aryan cities in the Ganges Valley

1800 BCE

Shang Dynasty in China

1600 BCE - 1046 BCE

Egyptian New Kingdom

1550 BCE - 712 BCE

Vedic Age in India

1500 BCE - 500 BCE

Olmec Society

1500 BCE - 400 BCE

Austronesian migrations to Pacific Islands

1300 BCE

Zhou Dynasty in China

1046 BCE - 256 BCE

Chavin cult in South America

900 BCE

Invention of iron metallurgy in sub-Saharan Africa

800 BCE

Conquest of Egypt by King Kashta of Kush

760 BCE

Assyrian conquest of the kingdom of Israel

740 BCE

Origin of Sudanic cultivation

700 BCE

Era of Babylonian dominance in Mesopotamia

539 BCE

Period of Warring States in China

425 BCE - 221 BCE

Formation of regional kingdoms in northern India

300 BCE

Mochica society

300 CE - 700 CE