HISTORY TIMELINE

Timeline created by MARY LIGHT
In History
  • 270,000 BCE

    PALAEOLITHIC PERIOD

    PALAEOLITHIC PERIOD
    Use of fire.
    First human species.
    The men were nomads.
    5 million years.
    Also called the Old Stone Age.
    They lived in the cave.
    Humans hunted wild animals for meat and gathered food
    Humans began to produce works of art such as cave paintings, rock art and jewellery.
  • 200,000 BCE

    NEOLITHIC PERIOD

    NEOLITHIC PERIOD
    Neolithic or New Stone Age
    They developed agriculture, cultivation, livestock, hunting and animal domestication.
    The pottery
    In many regions people also began to live in permanent sedentary near the river.
    They created tool.
    Appearances of the first towns.
  • 145,000 BCE

    METAL AGE

    METAL AGE
    It started around 800 BC.
    The Metal Age is divided into three periods; Cooper Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
    People often used precious metals, to make jewellery.
    They used small weapons and tools
    Villages became small cities, surrounded by walls. The houses were small, with walls made of adobe or stone and ceilings made of straw.
    The human beings began to build monuments with big rocks of stone,(megaliths). The main megalithic monuments were menhirs, dolmens and cromlechs.
  • 5,000 BCE

    ANTIQUITY

    ANTIQUITY
    Antiquity is the period between about 5.000 BCE (the beginnings of Western civilization) and about 476 CE (Fall of the Western Roman Empire)
    The civilizations are those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Roman and Greece.
    Appearance of writing
    They created walled cities to protect themselves from some attacks.
    Some cities became empires with an emperor who had absolute power.
    The religions of antiquity were polytheists.
    Appearance of the first laws.
    There were different types of social classes
  • 476

    MIDDLE AGE

    MIDDLE AGE
    5th century (with the fall of the Roman Empire) until the 15th century (discovery of America)
    A mysterious disease known as the "Black Death" killed some 20 million people in Europe.
    Feudalism It consists of a master who was the owner of the land and the men who work the land were called servants.
    A monarchy was established in society was divided between the privileged and the unprivileged.
    Wars occurred because the empires wanted to dominate and fought each other.
  • 1492

    MODERN AGE

    MODERN AGE
    1492 AD (discovery of America) - 1789 (French Revolution)
    The Renaissance
    Absolutism
    The arrival of Christopher Columbus to America
    Scientific revolution
    30 years war - This war began in 1648, in Bohemia (Germanic Roman Empire) and did not end until 1648, with the signing of the Peace of Westphalia.
    Trade development
    Increase in slavery
    Population increase
    Baroque - it is a cultural and artistic movement that was characterized in architecture and sculpture.
    Illustration.
  • CONTEMPORANY AGE

    CONTEMPORANY AGE
    Scientific discoveries (In 1807 the steamship was invented, in 1903 the first aircraft were tested...)
    Technology (Written press, cinema, radio...)
    Wars:
    World War I (1914 - 1918)
    Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939)
    World War II (1939- 1945)
    Cold war - It begins in 1945 - 1985.