World History Timeline - Technological

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Africa

Harvesting

13000 BCE - 11000 BCE

Harvesting of wild grains began in northeastern Africa.

Cattle Herding

9000 BCE

Cattle Herding began in Sudanic Africa.

Agriculture

3000 BCE - 2000 BCE

Agricultural breakthrough in sub-Saharan Africa.

Iron

1000 BCE

Beginning of ironworking in sub-Saharan Africa.

Europe

Lascaux Cave Paintings

15000 BCE

In Southern France the Lascaux Homo Sapiens were cave painting.

Horses

4000 BCE

Domestication of horses begins in Ukraine and Southern Russia.

Maritime Expeditions

1200 - 1500

Sailors such as Polo and Columbus travel the globe.

Portugese Voyages

1400 - 1500

Portugal explores along the West African coast.

Renaissance

1400 - 1600

Renaissance takes hold in Europe.

Columbus

1492

Columbus discovers America.

Copernicus

1543

Copernicus publishes heliocentric view of the universe.

Isaac Newton

1642 - 1727

Life of Isaac Newton.

Westernization

1682 - 1725

Peter the Great beings the Westernization of Russia.

North America

Jamestown

1607

Jamestown, VA is established as the first English permanent settlement in North America.

Nuclear Weapons

1945

First nuclear weapon.

South Asia

Agriculture

9000 BCE - 7000 BCE

The first agricultural breakthrough in the Fertile Crescent.

Urban Centers

750 BCE

Urban centers emerge in Ganges Valley.

Gunpowder

1000 CE

Gunpowder is invented in China.

Maritime Expeditions

1405 - 1433

Ming Dynasty maritime expeditions in the Indian Ocean.

Suez Canal

1869

Suez canal is open.

OPEC

1960

OPEC established.

Latin America

Cultivation

3000 BCE - 2000 BCE

Cultivation of maize, squash, and beans in Mesoamerica. Cultivation of potatoes, quinoa, and manioc in the Andes.

Plantations

1500 - 1550

Plantations start taking hold in the Americas due to imperialism.

Silver

1541

The discovery of silver near Potosi.

Railroads

1850

Beginning of railroad building in Cuba, Chile, and Brazil.

School for Girls

1869

First school for girls opens in Mexico.