Timeline of historical periods



20,000 BC - 10,000 BC

Old Stone Age.
The Palaeolithic man moved in search of food, was hunter and gatherer while. Paleolithic society had a primitive type of government composed of male-headed families. Trade was absent in the Paleolithic era. They used tools made of stone and bones.


9000 BC - 3500 BC

Stone age.
The Neolithic man moved in search of fertile lands and sources of water, cultivated the lands. The society had a complex government which had a chief who ruled the council. The Neolithic era developed a barter trade system. People began to use tools made of metals such as copper and bronze. Innovation was seen in ceramics, wheels, weapons, agriculture, banking and commerce.

Ancient history

3500 bc - 476 ac

Refers to the time period in which scientists have found the earliest remains of human activity, approximately 60,000 BC. It ends with the fall of several significant empires, such as the Western Roman Empire in the Mediterranean, the Han Dynasty in China, and the Gupta Empire in India, collectively around 650 AD.

The Bronze Age is the time period in which humans around the world began to use bronze as a major metal in tools. It is generally accepted as starting around 3600 BC and ending with the advent of iron in 1000 BC.

The Iron Age is often called Antiquity or the Classical Era, but these periods more commonly refer to only one region. It begins around 1000 BC with the widespread use of iron in tools. It is often accepted to end at approximately 650 AD, with the fall of the aforementioned major civilizations.

Postclassical Era Era (500 – 1500):

500 AD - 1500 AD

The Postclassical Era, also referred to as the Medieval period or, for Europe, the Middle Ages, begins around 500 CE after the fall of major civilizations, covering the advent of Islam. The period ends around 1450–1500, with events like the rise of moveable-type printing in Europe, the voyages of Christopher Columbus, and the Ottoman Empire's conquest of Constantinople.

Modern History PRESENT

1500 - Present

The Modern Period covers human history from the creation of a more global network (i.e. the discovery of the Americas by Europeans) to present day. Modern history, the modern period or the modern era, is the global historiographical approach to the timeframe after post-classical history.

Early Modern Period

1500 - 1700

It starts with the invention of the printing press, covering the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492 and, more generally, the establishment of a more global network. It ends in 1750 with the beginning of British industrialization.
- The Renaissance (Europe, 14th century - 17th century)
- Age of Discovery (or Exploration) (Europe, 16th century - 18th century)
- Age of Sail - referring to commercial and military impact of sailing technology, usually dated as 1571—1862. Elizabethan period (England, 1558–1603)
- The Protestant Reformation (Europe, 16th century)
- The Age of Enlightenment (Europe, 18th century)

Mid Modern Period

1750 - 1914
  • Industrial Revolution (Europe, United States, elsewhere 18th and 19th centuries)
  • Napoleonic Era, 1799–1815
  • Victorian era (United Kingdom, 1837–1901)
  • Machine Age (Europe, United States, elsewhere 19th and 20th centuries)
  • Edwardian period (United Kingdom, 1901–1910)
  • Meiji era (Japan, 1868–1912)

Contemporary Period

1910 - Present

The Contemporary Period generally covers history still in living memory, approximately 100 years behind the current year. However, for all intents and purposes, the period will be used here as spanning from the first world war in 1914 to present day, as it is considered separate from the past eras and the newest stage of world history.

World War I (Much of Earth, 1914–1918)
Interwar period (Earth, 1918 - 1939)
World War II (Earth, 1939–1945)
Cold War (Soviet Union and United States, as well their allied states, 1945–1989)
Space Age (after 1957)
Information Age (1971–present)
Post-communist period (Russia and other former Soviet states, after 1991)
Post-Cold War (Western world after 1991)
September 11 attacks (September 11, 2001

FUTURE The Super Human

2017 - 3017

The super humans
There will be overpopulation, carnivorous crows, massive extinction of species and much, much entropy. Most of the land will be occupied by crops, due to the high demand for food, and people will have to be crammed into small spaces destined for housing.
The only animals with the potential to survive extinctions will be: raccoons, owls, cattle, rats, snakes, pigs and crows. But these will undergo major changes to adapt to the new ecosystem, dominated by human waste. The snakes will have a tongue like the toads, to catch the rats that will live in the large garbage dumps that will be our cities.
Superhumans will make us immune to more diseases, we will live longer and be smarter and stronger.