History

Main

Neolithic Era

12,000 BC - 6,000 BC

"New Stone Age"

Mesolithic Era

10,000 BC - 7,000 BC

Agricultural revolution

Jericho

8,000 BC

Catalhoyok

7500 BC - 5700 BC

Matrilineal

Sumer

5000 BC - 2334 BC

Sargon of Akkad ended Sumerian city-states

Pop increase in Mesopotamia

4000 BC

Writing

4000 BC

Beginning of Bronze Metalwork

4000 BC

Ships

3500 BC

Wheel

3500 BC

Cuneiform

2900 BC

Akkadian Empire

2334 BC - 2150 BC

Hittite

1900 BC - 1200 BC

Babylonian Empire

1792 BC - 1595 BC

Started by Hammurabi
Fell to Hittite invasions

Assyrian Empire

1300 BC - 612 BC

High point during 800-700 BC
Brought down by internal unrest and external assault

Israelites Settle in Palestine

1200 BC

Beginning of Iron Metalwork

1000 BC

Beginning of Diaspora

722 BC

North Israel conquered by Assyrians

New Babylonian/Chaldean Empire

600 BC - 550 BC

King Nebuchadnezzar
Capital- Babylon

Jerusalem Destroyed by Chaldeans

586 BC

Phoenicians

Settled

3000 BC

Beginning of Industry and Trade

2500 BC

Writing

2000 BC

Egypt

Nile Valley Cultures Emerge

10,000 BC

Population Surge

5000 BC

Localized Kingdoms Emerge

3300 BC

Hieroglyphics

3200 BC

Unification of Egypt Under Menes

3100 BC

1st Pharaoh
Capital- Memphis

Archaic Period

3100 BC - 2660 BC

Old Kingdom

2660 BC - 2160 BC

Hyksos Captured Memphis

1674 BC

The New Kingdom

1550 BC - 1070 BC

Tuthmosis III's Reign

1479 BC - 1425 BC

Most aggressive pharaoh
Dominated N. Africa and E. Medit

Egypt Falls

550 BC

Falls to Kush

Akkadians

Sargon of Akkad

2340 BC

Capital- Agade/ Akkad
1st to unite land between rivers
Expanded military
Standardized calendar

Akkadian Empire

2334 BC - 2150 BC

Babylonians