Period 1 (Beginnings- 600 BCE)

Main

Humans in Africa

250,000 BCE

Earliest Humans

Neolithic Age

8000 BCE - 2200 BCE

Mesopotamia

6000 BCE - 500 BCE

Assimilated into Persian culture (decline)

Egypt

3100 BCE - 30 BCE

Roman conquest of Egypt led to the decline

Chavin

3000 BCE - 1800 BCE

Indus River Valley

3000 BCE

Beginnings of Bantu Migratiosn

2000 BCE

Linguistic Effects
Spread of Iron
Entry of Bananas into Africa

Shang Dynasty

1800 BCE - 1200 BCE