Ancient Period

Main

End of Paleolithic (Old Stone) Age

12000 bc

Mesolithic (Middle Stone) Age

12000 bc - 8000 bc

Development of Farming in Middle East

10000 bc - 8000 bc

Neolithic Stone Age

6000 bc - 3000 bc

Sumer Civilization

3500 bc - 1800 bc

Rise of Egyptian Civilization

3100 bc

Harappan (Indus River Valley) Civilization Develops

2500 bc

Babylonians Unite Mesopotamia

1800 bc

Babylonians Fall Due to Invasion

1600 bc

Emergence of Shang Kingdom in China

1500 bc

First Ironwork in Middle East

1500 bc