1 - Technological and Environmental Transformations (8000 BC - 600 BC)

Main

Prehistory

15000 bc - 3500 bc

All the time before civilized societies appeared is considered prehistory.

Stone Age

14000 bc - 6000 bc

During Stone Age, learned to use fire. Began 2.5 million years ago.

Paleolithic (early Stone Age)

14000 bc - 10000 bc

Mesolithic

10000 bc - 8000 bc

transitional period

Neolithic Revolution Begins

8000 bc

Civilized Societies Appear

3500 bc - 2000 bc

Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China

Writing/Recordkeeping, Most Civis

3000 bc

Vedism

1500 bc

Judaism (?)

1300 bc

Zorastrianism

1200 bc

Olmec

1200 bc

Central America

Chavin

900 bc

Andes Mountains

Egypt

Agricultural Settlements

5500 bc

Civilization

3100 bc

Early Dynastic

3100 bc - 2575 bc

Old Kingdom

2575 bc - 2134 bc

First Intermediate Period

2134 bc - 2040 bc

Middle Kingdom

2040 bc

2nd Intermediate Period

1640 bc - 1532 bc

New Kingdom

1532 bc - 1070 bc