Chapter 2 Time Line

  • 206


    A chinese philosophy originating from Laozi. It offered an alternative to the Confusian empasis on heirarchy and duty.
  • 221

    Qin dynasty

    Qin dynasty
    The Qin was one of the most innovative of all the states. It was the first imperial dynasty of China.
  • 551


    An ancient chinese philosophy created by Confucius. It suggested that family was the fundemental component for society.
  • Oct 13, 1000


    People sharing common linguistic and cultural features that originated in central Europe in the first half of the first millennium B.C.E. The term Celtic refers to a branch of the large indo-european family of languages found thoughout Europe and in western and southern Asia.
  • Oct 10, 1045

    Zhou dynasty

    Zhou dynasty
    The Zhou overthrew the Shang in the mid-11th century B.C.E. This dynasty came up with the Mandate of Heaven to explain the Shang dynasty's fall.
  • Oct 13, 1045

    Mandate of Heaven

    Mandate of Heaven
    Established by Zhou dynasty. Explained why the Shang dynasty fell
  • Oct 13, 1200


    The most influential early Mesoamerican civilization. The Olmec flourished between 1200 to 400 B.C.E.
  • Oct 9, 1550

    New Kingdom

    New Kingdom
    The New kingdom period lasted between 1550 to 1077 B.C. It covered the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties.
  • Shang dynasty

    Shang dynasty
    The Shang dynasty was the second dynasty of China. They provided the first historical records of writing in China, these documents are known as the Oracle bones.
  • Hammurabi's Code

    Hammurabi's Code
    Hammurabi's Law Code was inscribed on a polished black stone pillar and gave judges a set of examples illlustrating principles to use in deciding cases. Many offenses were met with severe punishments and, not infrequently, the death penalty.
  • Middle Kingdom

    Middle Kingdom
    The Middle kingdom lasted from about 2000 B.C. to 1700 B.C. It stetched from establishment of the 11th dynasty to the end of the 12th dynasty.
  • Early China

    Early China
    Early China developed along the Yellow river and its tributaries. Because of its location it could support intensive agriculture.
  • Xia dynasty

    Xia dynasty
    The Xia was the first dynasty of China. However there is little historical evidence about them.
  • Meroe

    Meroe was a powerful kingdom in southern Nubia. In this period Nubian culture shows more independence from Egypt and influence from sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Chavin

    The first major urban civilization in South America. Flourished between 900 to 250 B.C.E.
  • Warring States

         Warring States
    The Warring States was during the second half of the Eastern Zhou era. It was known as the Warring States because of the scale and intensity of disputes of the states accelerated.
  • Nubia

    Nubia is the name of a civilization that developed along the Nile in the southern part of modern Egypt and the Northern part of Northern Sudan. They traded with Egypt and exported natural resourses such as ivory and ebony wood.
  • Mohenjo-Daro

    Mohenjo-Daro was a city in the Indus Valley Civilization. The city had very advanced technology for its time, including streets laided out in rectangular grids and covered drainpipes.
  • Harappa

    Harappa was once a city in the Indus Valley Civilizaton. It was about 3.5 miles in circumference and may have housed a population of 35,000 people.
  • Indus River Civilization

    Indus River Civilization
    The Indus Valley Civilization arose along the Indus river. The civilization flourished from about 2600 to 1900 B.C.E.
  • Old Kingdom

    Old Kingdom
    Egypt's old kingdom lasted from about 2649 to 2150. This period is one of the landmarks of Human History.
  • Semites

    The Semites people also lived in Mesopotamis. By 2000 B.C.E.they became politically dominant over the sumarians
  • Bronze Age

    Bronze Age
    The Bronze Age is a time period charaterized by the making of bronze tools and artifacts. Tools made of bronze where more effective then tools made of stone because they would last longer and be more durable.
  • Hieroglyphics

    Hieroglyphics was the writing system used by the ancient Egyptians. Egyptians used heiroglyphics for religious literature on papyrus and wood, also for tombs and tombs.
  • Metallurgy

    The production and purification of metals.
  • Mesopotamia

    Mesopotamia was a civilization that developed in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers known as the "Fertile Cresent". This is one of the first known civilization.
  • Sumerians

    The Sumerians were the first people living in Mesopotamia. The Sumerians created the framework of civilization in Mesopotamia.
  • Cuneiform

    Cuneiform is a style of writing developed in Mesopotamia. it was writin by pressing the point of a sharpened reed into a moist clay tablet.
  • Egypt

    Egypt first developed along the Nile river. The early farming villlages that first developed relied on domesticated plant and animal species.
  • Agricultural Revolution

    Agricultural Revolution
    The Agricultural Revolution was the point in histoy when humans began domesticating plants and animals. This was a benefit because it provided more food and people had a better chance of survival.