Ancient World Timeline

Prehistoric/ Paleolithic Developments

Australopithecus A. Appears

3997987 BCE

Stone Tools (Stone Age) Used

1997987 BCE - 3000 BCE

Homo erectus Discovers Fire

1797987 BCE

Homo sapiens sapiens Exist

35000 BCE - 12000 BCE

Lescaux Caves Painted

15987 BCE - 8987 BCE

Neolithic Developments

Farming is Developed

8000 BCE

Catal Hoyuk Founded

6000 BCE

Iron Age Developments

Metal Tools in Use

3000 BCE - 2013

Sumerian Developments

Farmers Move to Sumerian Plains from Foothills

5000 BCE - 3500 BCE

Wheel Invented

3500 BCE

First Sumerian City States Appear

3500 BCE - 3000 BCE

Cuneiform Writing Developed

2500 BCE - 500 BCE

Akkadians Conquer Sumer

2300 BCE

Hammurabi Writes His Code of Law

1792 BCE - 1750 BCE

Assyrians Conquer Sumer

900 BCE

Nebuchadrezzar II Restores Babylon's Ziggurat

605 BCE - 562 BCE

Persians conquer Neo-Babylonian Empire

539 BCE

Ancient Egyptian Developments

Ancient Egypt Founded

3100 BCE

Great Pyramid Built

2551 BCE - 2528 BCE

Senusret I Rules

1971 BCE - 1926 BCE

Pyramid Form of Societal Structure

1544 BCE - 1070 BCE

Hatshepsut Gains Power

1473 BCE

She was the first female Pharaoh in the History of Egypt.

Canaanite Developments

Abraham Founds Judaism

1901 BC

King David Reigns in Israel

1004 BCE - 965 BCE

Jerusalem Destroyed by the Roman Empire

586 BCE

Kushite Developments

Amanirenas Defends Kush Against Romans

24 BCE