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Neolithic Revolution

8000 B.C.E - 3000 B.C.E

During this time period called Neolithic Revolution the development of sedentary agriculture leads to settlement of nomads. The nomads develop a society with job specialization, religion and cities. This is the start of hunter-gatherer lifestyles followed by human evolution.

Indo European Migration

4000 B.C - 1000 B.C

Where the Indo-European tribes settled can tell by their languages. There is no reason for why the Indo-Europeans left. They migrated outward in all directions in waves.

Hieroglyphics Developed in Egypt

3100 B.C.E

Hieroglyphics were developed in Egypt. Hieroglyphics was the written language made up of pictures

Bronze Age

3000 B.C.E - 2400 B.C.E

The Bronze Age is the name given to the period between the Stone and Iron Ages. Societies developed early writing like the Egyptians developing hieroglyphics.
Growth in Trade
Invention of the wheel

King Hammurabi of Babylon Reigns

1792 B.C.E - 1750 B.C.E

Code of Hammurabi: major/minor offenses for certain crimes. A collection of 282 rules established.
Hammurabi was king of the city state of Babylon.

Exodus from Egypt

1300 BCE

Moses leads the Hebrews out of Egypt

Iron Age

1200 bc - 1000 bc

Right after the Bronze Age
Creating iron tools to improve agriculture. Iron tools would last longer and be more efficient than stone.
People lived and worked on small farms.

Era of Warring States

600 B.C.E - 221 B.C.E

During this time period China were in Chaos. Constant fighting emerge because China had no central government. Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism created a base to help the disorder and suffering of the Chinese.


600 B.C.E

In 600 B.C.E a Persian prophet named Zoroaster founded the monotheistic religion, Zoroastrianism. He tried to explain the suffering that had troubled the Fertile Crescent since the earliest days of history. Earth was just Good vs. Evil.


563 bc

Buddha was the "enlightened one"
Buddhist doctrine: dharma - religious and moral duty
The religious goal was personal salvation and a state of perfect spiritual independence


551 BCE - 479 BCE

The philosopher that believed that the key to finding peace in China was finding the right kind of leadership. Founded Confucianism.

The Persian Wars

500 B.C.E - 479 B.C.E

Rebellion of Ionian Greeks
Persian rulers failed to put down the rebellion.

Twelve Tables of Rome

450 BCE

Began Rome's system of law

Alexander the Great

356 BC

Born 356-323 BC to parents King Philip II and Queen Olympia. Was a commander at age eighteen, and king at the age of twenty. He was a aggressive commander and warrior. He conquered the Persian Empire with his untouchable military. He died at a early age right before his thirty third birthday.

Punic Wars

264 BCE - 146 BCE

Conflicts involving Carthage, a city-state in North Africa, lead to a full-out war.

Han Dynasty

200 BCE - 460 CE

Wu Ti, the Warrior Emperor, enlarged the Han empire even in the face of the invasions from the Xiongnu. Trade explodes on the Silk Road Buddhism spreads, and civil service exam.

Birth of Christ

6 BC

The year that Jesus of Nazareth was born. He was the son of God and the Messiah and the starter of the Christian faith.

Jesus' Crucifixion

33 CE

Jesus was nailed to the cross and died. He rose from the dead three days later and was resurrected.

Roman Empire

64 ce

Roman expansion into the Mediterranean basin, western Europe, down the Nile to Kush.
Wealthy city with a urban development.
Known for its architectural advances such as the Colosseum.

Slavery were 1/3 of the population.

Spread of Christianity

100 ce - 600 ce

Missionaries attracted people to covert to Christianity.
Christian communities flooded in the Mediterranean
Lots of people converted in southwest Asia

Fall of Western Roman Empire

450 ce - 476 ce

Germanic migrations from northern Europe to eastern and northern part of Roman empire.
Under Huns' pressure, Germanic peoples streamed into the Roman empire.