The US Southwest in Relation to other World Regions, 400 to 1500 CE

Southwest

Hohokam, Mogollon, Ancestral Pueblo Ceramics Industries Appear

500

Development of Multi-Room Pueblos

700 - 1000

Exact dates not clear.

Heavy Use of Ball Courts by Hohokam

750 - 1250

Used extensively, however no new courts were constructed after 1250 CE

Construction on Pueblo Bonito and other Chaco Great House Begins.

850

Large Scale Construction at Chaco Canyon Ceases

1150

Hohokam Construction of Large, Rectangular Platform Mounds.

1150 - 1300

Over 40 sites have been discovered with these platform mounds, which were distributed evenly among Hohokam Canal Systems.

Depopulation of Virgin River Valley

1200

End of Ancestral Pueblo Occupation of Mesa Verde Region

1300

Rio Grande Valley Becomes Major Pueblo Culture Center

1300

End of Hohokam Settlement and Canal Irrigation

1450

Depopulation of of Tucson Basin and other Hohokam Areas

1450

Other Regions

Nazca Lines Created

400 - 650

End of Western Roman Empire

470

Germanic tribes overthrow Emperor Romulus Augustus, ending the Western Roman Empire. Power shifts to Constantinople.

Height of Byzantine Empire

527 - 565

Under the rule of Justinian I, Byzantium reaches its apex throught the conquering of all former Roman Territories while retaining earlier claims.

All of North Africa Conquered by Muslims

711

Russians Adopt Christianity as Dominant Religion

988

Fall of Palenque, Influential Maya Center

1123

Birth of Genghis Khan

1162

Date of Oldest Surviving Gun

1290

Gun was created around 1290 in Acheng, Heilongjiang, China.

Execution of Joan of Arc by French Bishops

1431

Inca Civilization Comes into Existence

1438