N.C Timeline

  • 1600 BCE

    Outer Banks

    Outer Banks begin to form.
  • 1050 BCE

    New River

    The New River, the second-oldest river in the world, begins to flow into the Teays river.
  • 1000 BCE

    Appalachian Mountains began to form

  • 1000 BCE

    woodlen period

    marked by pottery, semi-perment villatges and gardeing.
  • 950 BCE


    First Paleo-Indians appear as nomads hunting large Ice Age mammals, such as bison and mammoths.
  • 850 BCE

    hard away spear piont

    named after discovery sight in Nortth Carolina,begans to rplaces clovis spear pionts
  • 800 BCE

    Archaic Period

    Starts marked by development of new tools an artifacts.
  • 100


    A mound building culture of the Ohio Valley, spreads influence as far as Louisiana, Iowa, and New York.
  • Jul 17, 1000

    Mississippian Culture

    Mississippian Culture starts to develop in Eastern Woodlands.
  • Dec 17, 1100

    missisippian period

    brings full-scale ariculter with corn,beans and squash as major crops.
  • Dec 24, 1100

    Largest Ceremonial Center in MI

    Largest ceremonial center of Mississippian mound builders at Cahokia has 10000 inhabitants.
  • Apr 18, 1300


    Iroquois League formed in Northwest; Anasazi abandon pueblos in the Southwest.
  • Dec 17, 1300

    war mound builders

    invade North Carolina near present-day Mt. Gilead,and then mysteriously leave a hundred years later.
  • Feb 16, 1492


    Columbus "discovers" America.
  • Jun 15, 1492

    Columbus Again...

    Columbus reaches the Americas.
  • Feb 7, 1497

    John Cabot

    Cabot sails up the coast of Newfoundland for England.
  • May 19, 1497

    Treaty of Tordesillas

    This recognizes Spanish rights to most of the Americas, including North Carolina.
  • Jul 6, 1497

    John Cabot Claims

    Cabot claims Newfoundland for England.
  • May 15, 1513

    Juan Ponce

    Juan Ponce de Leon explores Florida for Spain.
  • Oct 11, 1521

    Hernado Corttes

    Cortes conquers Aztec Empire for Spain.
  • Dec 24, 1533

    Francisco Pizarro conquers Inca Empire for Spain.

    What he said...
  • Nov 24, 1535

    Jacques Cartier

    Cartier sails down St. Lawrence River, claims land for France.
  • Aug 18, 1541

    De Soto

    Soto reaches Mississippi river for Spain.
  • Sep 13, 1562

    France gets greedy

    France challenges Spain for control of Florida.
  • U.S. PAR

    Lincoln announces his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction
  • U.S. 13th Amendment

    Confederacy surrenders; Andrew Johnson becomes president; Thirteenth Amendment is passed.
  • Ku Klux Klan created

    Congress passes Fourteenth Amendment; Ku Klux Klan is created.
  • N.C. W.W. Holden

    Holden becomes provisional governor; North Carolina ratifies Thirteenth Admendment.