Presentation on theme: "Timeline of the Past What Happened in the year___?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Timeline of the PastWhat Happened in the year___?
2 12,000?-5000 B.C.Domestication of animals and development of agriculture in Middle East, China, and MesoamericaThe end of the Ice AgeMastodons, short-nosed bear, and other megafauna roam North AmericaPaleoindian and early Archaic populations live in small bands of hunters and gatherers using refined stone tools
3 5000-700 B.C. Sumerian civilization thrives in Mesopotamia The atlatl, a spear thrower, aids hunters across North AmericaMany cultures travel the seasThe Nile River becomes the heart of the EgyptStonehenge erectedThe arch is used in the entrance at the IshtarGate in BabylonShang Dynasty governs ChinaNorth American populations start to becomemore settled and build ceremonial centerssuch as mounds
4 B.C.Greek EmpirePottery technology spreads across North AmericaCeltic EuropeEarly Woodland cultures in the U.S. construct elaborate mortuary complexes with log tombsRoman Republic spreads across three continentsBuddhism becomes influential across Asia
5 200 B.C.-500A.D.Hopewell cultures are involved in extensive trade network from conch shells to obsidian to copperStart of Mayan CivilizationBeginning of ChristianityThe dome of the Pantheon is constructedThe Great Wall erected and Chinese produce paperPueblo basketmakers in the southwestern U.S.Death of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March
6 500-1200 A.D. European Middle Ages Late Woodland and Mississippian cultures thrive in North AmericaChinese invent gun powderBarbarians invade Europeand Vikings invade EnglandHeight of Mayan CivilizationBeginning of IslamBow and arrow technology spreads across North America
7 1200-1700 A.D. Renaissance and the age of exploration Mississippian culture throughout eastern U.S.The populations of Cahokia (near modern day St Louis) and London are thought to be 20,000 inhabitants in the 12th century (The numbers of Cahokia are still wrapped in mystery.)Ottoman EmpireFur trade activities in North AmericaConflict between Native Americans and settlers aroseSpanish explorers encounter barbeque in the CaribbeanSpanish Armada defeat by English fleetDissolution of Iroquois Nation
8 1700-1816 A.D. The French and Indian War American and French RevolutionsThe deaths of Mozart, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and Catharine the Great in six years ( )Industrial revolution and the invention of the steam engine
9 A.D.Indiana StatehoodNative Americans are removed to Oklahoma in the Trail of TearsRailroads and electricityUnderground RailroadAmerican Civil WarGermany becomes a unified nationSubmarines, bicycles, flying machines, automobiles
10 Photo and Illustration Credits: Reference:Duiker, William and Jackson Spielvogel1994 World History. West Publishing Company, New York, NY.Photo and Illustration Credits:Richard Fields, DNR, Outdoor Indiana; John Maxwell, DNR; DNR, DHPA; Courtesy of Dr. Kent Vickery;
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