Global History of Health

Main

Late Pleistocene

128,000 bc - 8,000 bc

~130,000-10,000 BP

Earliest Impact of Tuberculosis on Humans

65,001 bc - 65,000 bc

Mid Pleistocene

Humans migrate out of Africa

65,000 bc - 64,999 bc

Humans enter Europe

40,000 bc - 39,999 bc

Upper Paleolithic

38,000 bc - 8,000 bc

~40,000-10,000 BP

Last Glacial Maximum

18,000 bc - 17,999 bc

Subdivides Upper Paleolithic into early and late

Humans cross into North America

17,000 bc - 16,000 bc

Holocene

8,000 bc - 2013

10,000 BP - present

Mesolithic

8,000 bc - 3,000 bc

~10,000-5,000 BP

First Epidemiological Transition

8,000 bc - 1850

Neolithic

7,000 bc - 1,700 bc

Bronze Age

1,700 bc - 600 bc

Iron Age

1,000 bc - 400

Greco-Roman Antiquity

800 bc - 200

Late Antiquity

200 - 600

Middle Ages

500 - 1500

Black Death

1347 - 1351

Renaissance

1350 - 1600

Voyages of Discovery

1400 - 1700

Colonial Period- Latin America

1450 - 1800

Columbus

1492 - 1493

Early Modern Period

1500 - 1800

Industrial Revolution

1700 - 1900

European contact with Hawaii

1778 - 1779

1778

Colonial Period- Africa

1800 - 1900

Second Epidemiological Transition

1850 - 2013

mid 19th century during industrial revolution

World War I

1914 - 1918

Great Flu Pandemic

1918 - 1919

World War II

1939 - 1945

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Smallpox Eradicated

1980 - 1981

WHO declares smallpox eradicated 1980

Third Epidemiological Transition

2012 - 2013

Happening now