Stone age

The Stone Age- Nicholas Puglisi, Mr. Seidel's Class, Block 2

By npug97
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Australopethecines appear, 4 million B.C.

    Australopethecines appear, 4 million B.C.
    They developed opposable thumbs and were the first form of hominids, creatures that could walk upright.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1000 to Feb 1, 1000

    Australopethecines, 3.5 million-2.5 million B.C.

    Australopethecines lived about 3.5 million years ago
  • Feb 1, 1000

    Homo habilis appear, 2.5 million B.C.

    Homo habilis appear, 2.5 million B.C.
    Homo habilis (man of skill) made tools of lava rock, and used them tocut meat and crack open bones.
  • Period: Feb 1, 1000 to Apr 15, 1000

    Paleolithic Age- 2.5 million - 8000 B.C.

    The oldest stone chopping tools date back to this era. Much of this era occured during the Ice Age.
  • Mar 4, 1000

    Homo Erectus Appears, 1.6 million B.C.

    Homo Erectus Appears, 1.6 million B.C.
    Homo erectus, upright man, was more intelligent and adaptable than homo habilis was. They developed technology. They were hunters and invented even more tools for various uses. They were the first hominids to migrate from Africa and also the first to use fire. They may have made their own spoken language.
  • Mar 6, 1000

    Homo Habilis disappeared, 1.5 million B.C.

    After a long period of time, the entire homo habilis species disappears
  • Mar 18, 1000

    Australopethecines disappears,1 million B.C.

    The entire specie of Australopethecines goes extinct long after the homo habilis disappeared.
  • Apr 13, 1000

    Neanderthals appeared, 200,000 B.C.

    Neanderthals appeared, 200,000 B.C.
    Neanderthals were powerfully built, had heavily slanted brows, well developed muscles, and thick bones.They had religious beliefs and performed rituals. They even had a funeral for a man.
  • Apr 14, 1000

    Homo Erectus and Neanderthals disappear, 30,000 B.C.

    Both species of hominids disappearead around the same time.
  • Apr 14, 1000

    Cro-Magnons appear, 40,000 B.C.

    Cro-Magnons appear, 40,000 B.C.
    Cro-magnons have an identical skeleton to humans. They were strong and about 5 & 1/2 feet tall. They migrated from North Africa to Europe and Asia. They made many new tools, planned their hunts, and had more skill with their spoken language.
  • Apr 15, 1000

    Cro-Magnons disappear, 8000 B.C.

    As the Paleolithic Age ended, so did the era of the Cro-magnons.
  • Apr 16, 1000

    Neolithic Revolution, 8000 B.C.

    Neolithic Revolution, 8000 B.C.
    About 10,000 years ago, the Neolithic Revolution, or agriculture revolution, occured when some of the female people scattered seeds near a campsite, left, then came back next season to find crops growing. This is one of the greatest breakthroughs in history.
  • Period: Apr 16, 1000 to May 1, 1000

    Neolithic Age, 8000-3000 B.C.

    The Neolithic Age, or New Stone Age, is the second phase of the Stone Age, where people learned to polish stone tools, make pottery, grow crops, and raise animals.
  • Apr 17, 1000

    Jarmo, 9,000 years ago

    Jarmo, 9,000 years ago
    In the Zagros Mountains, it is believed that that is the place where agriculture was started. Villages like this one were the beginning of an entiely new era. They also laid the foundation for life as we now know it.
  • Apr 18, 1000

    Catal Huyuk, 8,000 years ago

    Catal Huyuk, 8,000 years ago
    Catal Huyuk, or forked mound, was located on a plain in south-central turkey near a twin-coned volcano. It was about 32 acres in area. It housed 5 to 6 thousand peopleand 1 thousand shelters made of brick. Catal Huyuk showed the benefits and drawbacks of settled life. It had a varied culture and it was a place with many opportunities for fulfillment.
  • Apr 18, 1000

    Sumer, 5300 B.C.

    Sumer, 5300 B.C.
    Sumer was one of the first civilizations. It was located in Mesopotamia, in modern day Iraq. They had advanced cities, specialized workers, complex institutions, and record keeping. It was the most advanced civilization at the time.
  • Apr 19, 1000

    Ur, 3000 B.C.

    Ur, 3000 B.C.
    Ur, one of Sumer's earliest cities, was on the banks of the Euphrates River. About 30,000 people lived in this city. People were divided into social classes and rulers, priests, and priestesses had the most power. It had an agricultural economymany artisans and workers, houses tightly packed on the street, a barter type of trade system, and a temple called a ziggurat. This temple is rituals are perfromed, stores grains, fabrics and gems.
  • Apr 19, 1000

    The Bronze Age, 3000 B.C.

    The Bronze Age, 3000 B.C.
    The Bronze Age is the time when people found out that mixing tin and copper made bronze. People used bronze instead of copper and stone, to make tools and weapons. It was a huge breakthrough in history.
  • Period: May 1, 1000 to Jun 1, 1000

    Modern Day Discoveries, 1800-2011

    Many recent discoveries occured and gave us the knowledge we have today.
  • May 5, 1000

    Neanderthal bone fossils discovered, 1856

    Neanderthal bone fossils discovered, 1856
    Quarry workers were digging in Neander Valley, Germany. they were searching for limestone but instead they found bone fragments that were fossilized and they were Neanderthal remains.
  • May 22, 1000

    Homo habilis fossil found, 1960

    Homo habilis fossil found, 1960
    Louis and Mary Leakey found a hominid fossil at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. They named it homo habilis which means man of skill.
  • May 22, 1000

    2-million-year-old stone tools found, 1960

    2-million-year-old stone tools found, 1960
    At Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Louis Leakey finds stone tools that are 2 million years old.
  • May 26, 1000

    Early footprints found, 1970's

    Early footprints found, 1970's
    Archeologist Mary Leakey was in Tanzania when she found prehistoric footprints fossilized in volcanic ash.
  • May 27, 1000

    Donald Johnson finds Lucy, 1974

    Donald Johnson finds Lucy, 1974
    Donald Johnson was searching in Ethiopia and found a complete skeleton of an adult female hominid. They named her Lucy after "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". The was the oldest hominid found to that date.
  • May 29, 1000

    2.33-million-year-old hominid jaw, 1994

    In Ethiopia, a team of scientists find a jaw that is 2.33 million years old.
  • May 30, 1000

    DNA test on Neanderthals & Cro-Magnons, 1997

    DNA test on Neanderthals & Cro-Magnons, 1997
    DNA tests showed that Neanderthals are not related to humans. Neither were Cro-Magnons.
  • May 31, 1000

    6-million-year-old hominid skull found, 2002

    6-million-year-old hominid skull found, 2002
    In Chad, scientists found a skull of a hominid that is possibly 6 million years old.