Quaternary Period

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  • 2 Million Years Ago

    2 Million Years Ago
    Continents in baisic same location
  • 1.9 MIllion Years Ago

    1.9 MIllion Years Ago
    Whales and sharks rules the seas, consuming otters, seals, dugongs, fish, squid, crustaceans, urchins, and microscopic plankton.
  • 1.8 Million Years Ago

    1.8 Million Years Ago
    Early humans begin using stone tools
  • 700,000 Years Ago

    700,000 Years Ago
    A repeating pattern emerges: Ice ages last 100,000 years followed by warmer interglacials of 10,000 to 15,000 years each.
  • 700,000

    700,000
    Early humans begin using fire, supplementing their diet of berries, roots, grains and raw meat with cooked nutrients
  • 600,000 Years Ago

    600,000 Years Ago
    Ice Age lowers sea level, trapping water in ice and exposing a land bridge between Asia and North America.
  • 190,000 Years Ago

    190,000 Years Ago
    The first humans evolve in Africa and dispersed to Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Since then, Homo erectus has altered the compsition of life in the seas, on land, and in the air— ultimatly causing the planet to warm.
  • 190,000 Years Ago

    190,000 Years Ago
    Ice Ages cause modern humans in Africa to create and wear clothes
  • 60,000 Years Ago

    60,000 Years Ago
    Drawn by changing climate at the end of another Ice Age, modern people leave Africa and travel along the coast of South Asia into India and then to Australia. Later, these humans move out of Africa into West Asia and then into Europe, Central Asia and China.
  • 10,000 Years Ago

    10,000 Years Ago
    Last Ice Age ends, causing sea levels to rise
  • 10,000 Years Ago

    10,000 Years Ago
    Various mammals including mammoths, rhinos, bison, and oxen which had become massive with thick coats of hair and fed on small shrubs and grasses become extinct as the temparetures warm. Only a small number of these megafauna remain, including elephants, rhinoceroses, and hippopotamuses.
  • 10,000 Years Ago

    10,000 Years Ago
    Farming develops, caused by the settling down of nomadic hunter-gatherers.
  • 10,000 Years Ago

    10,000 Years Ago
    Land bridge appears and humans migrate from Asia into North America. A warm, wet climate results in plentiful food in West Asia, resulting in many nomadic hunter-gatherers settling in one location.
  • 5,000 Years Ago

    5,000 Years Ago
    Cities develop from settled nomads grouping together
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    Pleistocene epoch

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    Quaternary Period

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    Holocene Epoch