8000 BCE - 600 CE Timeline


Beginning of Agriculture

Approx. 8000 BCE

At around 8000 BCE, agriculture began. Domestication of animals, along with the development of farming begin to increase rapidly.

Invention of Çatal Hüyük

Approx. 7000 BCE

Çatal Hüyük was a city founded in Turkey. This is signifacant because Çatal Hüyük was abnormally large and and very developed. Archeologists have found remains of developed houses and buildings.

Plant Domestication Widespread

Approx. 5000 BCE

Around 5000 BCE, the domestication of plants was becoming more common and widespread throughout the world.

Age of Innovation

Approx. 4000 BCE - Approx. 3000 BCE

This was the Age of Innovation. Writing, metalworking, wheel, and plow were all introduced.

Bronze Age

Approx. 4000 BCE - Approx. 1500 BCE

The Bronze Age was a time when bronze was the predominant material used to make tools and the like

Invention of Writing

Approx. 3500 BCE

The first writing was developed in a cuneiform system by 3500 BCE. Writing developed independently in other areas but the Sumerians were the first to develop writing.

River Valley Period

Approx. 3500 BCE - Approx. 1200 BCE

The River Valley Period was a period with a rich history. It begins with the development of cultures along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. This period was very significant because it still has effects on today's civilization. Many amazing Monuments such as the Egyptian pyramids were left behind.

Invention of Egyptian Civilization

Approx. 3000 BCE

Around 3000 BCE, Egyptian civilization had formed.

Invention of Cultures in Southwestern United States

Approx. 2000 BCE - Approx. 500 CE

Around 2000 BCE, cultures began to develop in the southwestern United States.

Invention of Judaism

Approx. 1812 BCE

Judaism begin in about 1812 BCE by God and Abraham. The Torah was given to the Jews about 3,300 years ago.

Shang Dynasty

Approx. 1600 BCE - 1046 BCE

The Shang Dynasty was the first real civilization in China. In began the path for a rich history of dynasties in China.

China's Mastery in Intellectual Dealings

1500 BCE

By 1500 BCE, China had developed at least 3000 pictograph characters. I find this to be very significant because it is evidence of China's mastery of technology, and how advanced they were.

Classical Greece

Approx. 1400 BCE - 338 BCE

Classical Greece is a very significant part of history. It's political stability and success lasted so long because of the development of large city-states, such as Sparta and Athens. Sparta and Athens eventually battled which led to the demise of classical Greece, and Alexander the Great became the ruler which was short lived.

Zhou Dynasty

Approx. 1029 BCE - Approx. 403 BCE

The Zhou Dynasty was the second significant civilization in China. The Zhou was an agricultural civilization that cared deeply about their government and cultural unity.

Epic Age

Approx. 1000 BCE - Approx. 600 BCE

During this time, the Epic Age occurred. The Aryans developed a series of literary epics that made. This period is a vital part of India's history.

Invention of Zoroastrian

Approx. 600 BCE

The invention of Zoroastrianism was about 600 BCE and began in Iran.

Period of Great Chinese Philosophers

551 BCE - 233 CE

This period of amazing Chinese philosophers is very influential. The very important philosopher, Confucius, taught during this time. Laozi, Mencius, and Legalists also were apart of this period


Approx. 551 BCE - Approx. 478 BCE

Confucius was a very important philosopher which has lasting impacts on the world today. Confucianism was primarily a system of ethics that believed in emphasizing self-virtue, which he thought would lead to a solid political life. He stressed respect for superiors.

Persian Emprie

550 BCE - 330 BCE

The Persian empire lasted about 220 years. It was centered in Iran. Cyrus The Great developed the empire.


Approx. 542 BCE - Approx. 483 BCE

Buddha lived from about 542 BCE to about 483 BCE. He was extremely influential to the world and especially to China. He was the founder of Buddhism, a religion which 300 million people still practice.


Approx. 384 BCE - Approx. 322 BCE

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and the teacher of Alexander the Great. He based his knowledge on the observations of phenomena in the material world.

Mauryan Dynasty

Approx. 322 BCE - Approx. 185 BCE

A dynasty in India ruled by Chandragupta Maurya then his grandson Ashoka. Ahoka sook to seize power of more territory, and improve trade and communication. Ashoka converted to Buddhist later in life.

Qin Dynasty

221 BCE - 207 BCE

A short lasting dynasty, the Qin Dynasty was formed by Qin Shi Huangdi, who was a very brutal leader. The Dynasty was driven by Legalist views and was organized into large provinces. Qin Shi Huangdi built the Great Wall of China which spreads more than 3000 miles. This dynasty was very influential on politics and philosophy.

Han Dynasty

Approx. 202 BCE - Approx. 220 CE

The Han Dynasty was the most influential Chinese dynasty in my opinion. The Han set the building blocks for what is current day China. The Han Dynasty worked to expand their territory, develop trade with other countries, and develop peace in China by emphasizing Confucian views. The Han Dynasty was overthrown by nomads which led to a state of chaos in China.

Roman Empire

27 BCE - 476 CE

The Roman Empire was founded by Julius Caesar and they conquered France, southern Britain, and Germany in the beginning of their empire. The Romans were less centralized than the Han, and emphasized common legal principles and architecture.

Jesus Christ

Approx. 5 BC - Approx. 29 CE

Jesus Christ is God in human nature. Jesus was a Jewish man, and was the founder of the Christian faith.

Gupta Empire

320 CE - Approx. 535 CE

The Gupta Empire never had one specific ruler, but they developed they gave classical India the greatest period political stability

Perisan-Roman Wars

503 CE - 557 CE

Three wars were fought between the Persian and Roman empires solely because of the inability to define the borders between their empires.

Birth of Mohamed

570 CE

Mohamed was born in 570 CE, and it was the birth of a great prophet who is known as the "last prophet". Mohamed is the founder of Islam.

China is Reunited

581 CE

The Sui Dynasty is formed in 581 CE by Yang Jian, and China ends it's chaos after almost 4 centuries. Yang Jian uses Buddhism to reunite China.