indian ocean trade route

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In History
  • 90,000 BCE

    Migration

    Migration out of Africa to Southwest Asia towards India
    90000 BCE - 85000 BCE
  • 75,000 BCE

    75000 BCE

    Mt Toba volcano super-eruption in Sumatra causes widespread death of human and animal populations. Ash in the atmosphere causes 'volcanic winter'
  • 60,000 BCE

    60000 BCE - 40000 BCE

    Humans cross from Southeast Asia into the Sahul (Ice Age Continent between SE Asia and Australia)
  • 50,000 BCE

    50000 BCE

    A great leap forward, when modern human behavior and culture appear in the fossil record and including trade, refined toolmaking, and art, which scientist think resulted from the development of language
  • 40,000 BCE

    40000 BCE

    Rock painting and evidence that corpses were cremated in Australia
  • 30,000 BCE

    30000 BCE

    The total population of homo sapiens in the world at this time estimated at 300,000 people
  • 26,000 BCE

    26000 BCE

    New technology; fired clay (terra cotta) figurines and vessels
  • 20,000 BCE

    20000 BCE

    New technology; flint cores are heated before chipping them to make new tools
  • 17,000 BCE

    17000 BCE - 15000 BCE

    Oldest known human use of cereal grains in Eygpt
  • 13,000 BCE

    13000 BCE

    New technology; bows and arrows, spear throwers make hunting easier
  • 12,500 BCE

    12500 BCE - 10000 BCE

    The earliest dated evidence of human migration to the Americas
  • 8000 BCE

    8000 BCE

    Pleistocene, or last Ice Age ends. Geological Era begins
  • 7500 BCE

    7500 BCE - 5500 BCE

    Global warming causes sea levels to rise, separating from the Asia continent.
  • 7000 BCE

    7000 BCE

    early experiments with agriculture are dated to this time
  • 1453 BCE

    1453 CE

    Ottomans overthrow Byzantine Empire and established capital in Constantinople
  • 1453 BCE

    1453 CE

    Ottomans overthrow Byzantine Empire and establish the capital in Constantinople
  • 1000 BCE

    1000 BCE

    Iron metallurgy is known in Western Asia, Southeastern Europe, and North Africa. Aryan people begin to settle in India, King David establishes Jeurulism as his capital city
  • 800 BCE

    800 BCE

    Rise of the Nubian Kingdom at Napata from 712-660 BCE, Nubia dominates Eygpt.
  • 771 BCE

    771 BCE

    Zhou kingdom ends in China
  • 600 BCE

    600 BCE

    Iron metallurgy begins in China
  • 563 BCE

    563 BCE - 483 BCE

    Life of Siddharta, Guatama, known as Buddha, in India, and the beginning of Buddhism as a religion.
  • 551 BCE

    551 BCE - 479 BCE

    Life of Confucius, in China and the beginning of the philosophy of Confucianism
  • 522 BCE

    522 BCE - 486 BCE

    Darius I rules the Persian Empire
  • 507 BCE

    507 BCE

    The Roman Republic begins
  • 465 BCE

    465 BCE

    Hanno of Carthage explores the West African coast
  • 400 BCE

    400 BCE - 300 BCE

    Kingdom of Meroe in Nubia
  • 334 BCE

    334 BCE - 323 BCE

    Alexander the Great of Macedonia conquers western Asia and begins the Hellenistic period
  • 31 BCE

    31 BCE- 14 BCE

    Ceasar Augustus rules the roman empire