Neolithic Period to Classical Period
The succession of technology innovations and changes in human organization that led to the development of agriculture.
The New Stone Age; period in which adaptation of sedentary agriculture occurred; domestication of plants and animals accomplished.
Pictographic characters grouped together to create new concepts; typical Chinese writing
From about 4000 B.C.E., when bronze tools were first introduced in the Middle East, to about 1500 B.C.E., when iron began to replace it.
A form of writing developed by the Sumerians using a wedge-shaped stylus and clay tablets.
First Chinese dynasty for which archaeological evidence exists; capital located in Ordos bulge of the Huanghe; flourished 1600 to 1046 B.C.E.
Based on year of 365.5 days
Triangular sails attached to the masts of dhows by long booms, or yard arms, which extended diagonally high across the force and aft of the ship.
A scroll 16 ft long and a foot high, formed of sheets of paper glued together at their edges