Humanities 7

Timeline created by aaron2901
In History
  • Lifetime of Lucy

    -Lucy lived 4 million years ago
  • Homo Habilis

    -Homo Habilis lived 2 million years ago
    -Bigger brain than Lucy
    -Used basic tools
  • Homo Erectus

    -Homo Erectus lived 1.8 million years ago
    -Bigger brain than Homo Habilis
    -Constructed slightly better tools than Homo Habilis
    -Learned how to make and use fire
  • Neanderthals

    -Neanderthals lived less than 500,000 years ago
    -Bigger brain than Homo Erectus
    -Constructed better tools than Homo Erectus
    -Could make and use fire
    -Buried their dead
  • Homo Sapiens Sapiens

    -Modern Humans
    -Largest human brain
    -Create very sophisticated tools
    -Have a steady control over fire
    -Bury their dead
    -Symbols of communication
  • Kingdom of Sumer

    Approx. 2900 BCE
    -In the government of Sumer the Sumerians believed the king was chosen by the Gods
    -The highest person on the social structure is the king, the lowest is the slaves
    -In Sumer everyone believed in the same Gods. They also believed in multiple Gods
    -The Sumerian form of writing was Cuneiform
    -Some Sumerian technology includes the wheel and arch
    -The Sumerians created a stable food supply using canals and dams
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh

    Exact date of writing is unknown; best copies found in a 7th century BCE royal library.
    -The Epic of Gilgamesh was a story about an ancient Sumerian king who goes on a journey for immortality.
  • Abraham

    Approx. 1900 BCE
    -Abraham traveled from Ur to Canaan
    -Is considered the father of monotheism
  • Hammurabi's Code

    1792-1750 BCE
    -Hammurabi was a king, like Gilgamesh.
    -He created his code to protect helpless or weak people
  • Joseph Goes to Egypt and the Irealites Follow

    1700-1280 BCE
    -Joseph led all of the Isrealites to Egypt
    -The Isrealites eventually get enslaved by the Egyptians
  • Moses, The Exodus, And The Ten Commandments

    1280-1240 BCE
    -Moses led all of the Isrealites out of Egypt
    -He recieved the ten commandments on top of Mt. Sinai
  • The Time of Judges

    Approx. Mid 13th-11th century BCE
    -Judges were basically like kings
    -Deborah was a Judge who all the people in the kingdom brought thier problems to her for solving
  • The Reign of David

    Approx. 1013-973 BCE
    -David became king after defeating the great warrior Golliath
  • Elijah

    Approx. 875-853 BCE
    -Elijah met King Ahab and Ahab created a God named Baal
    -Elijah challenged Ahab to see if Ball was a real God
    -He ended a drought and a famine
  • Siege of Lachish

    701 BCE
    -The king of Judah rebbeled against the Assyrians
    -Refugees fled the city after it was sieged
    -Sennachrib's palace has carved reliefs of the siege on the walls
  • Siege of Jeruselem

    587 BCE
    -The siege was led by king Nebuchadnezzar
    -The city was looted
    -Started the Jewish Diaspora
  • Indus Valley Civilizations

    2000 BCE
    -Indus put great importance on cleanliness
    -Many small ceramic statues of "Mother Goddesses"
    -Many seals containing a bull, associated with the god Shiva
  • The Aryan Invasion and the Vedas

    1700 BCE
    -Aryans traveled and conquered whomever they encountered
    -The Aryans were not agricultural, and put more time toward creating weapons
    -The Vedas are considered the world's oldest writings
    -The Rig-Veda tells of thirty-three gods and goddesses
  • The Ascetics and the Upanishads

    700-500 BCE
    -The most elite were the Brahmins, or priests
    -Ascetics were dedicated to a life of austerity and self-discipline
    -The Upanishads were authored by Ascetics