This is a calendar of major events or eras in the prehistoric world from 10 million BC until about 5000 BC.
Appearance of primitive farming and the domestication of animals, but the absence of writing systems or the use of metal.
Discovered by Jonathan Leakey, November 4, 1960 AD
Active in Europe
Named after the //type-site// in the village of Cro-Magnon in southwestern France.
Found in Ethiopia
Earliest era of stone tools.
The appearance of the controlled use of fire, and more advanced stone tools, including the hand axe.
probably the most famous cave paintings set in the world, the caves of Lascaux, France has more than 600 paintings.
Stonehenge built in England
Homo erectus fossil site in central western China.
More or less simultaneously in India and Viet Nam.
In the Eurasian steppes, northeast of the Black Sea.
shelters built of rock and sticks near the beach at Nice, France.
Early farming town in Turkey, where tools of volcanic obsidian were also produced.
one of the earliest known agricultural settlements, Jarmo is on the rainline where agriculture and hunter-gatherer lifestyles are presumed to have been equally successful.
From the walls of Egyptian tombs
Homo sapiens site in eastern North America
Homo sapiens site in North America