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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.