Week 2 Timeline

Timeline created by mturnage
In History
  • 1,000 BCE

    Significant People

    Phoenicians dominated travel and trade during the first millennial. They imported and exported items such as: wine, olives and olive oil, spices, metals, cedar wood.
  • 1,000 BCE

    Significant People

    Aksum Kingdom: Traded extensively with Greece and other foreign regions. The Aksum Kingdom controlled the African gold and ivory trade.
  • -600 BCE

    Identifying Networks

    Three large trade networks: The Silk Road, The Indian Ocean Trade, The Saharan Trade.
  • -600 BCE


    Iron and Silk. Iron metallurgy was introduced to China and silk was introduced to the trade system. China than exported the silk and this silk was highly prized in India, the Middle East, and the Roman Empire. This was considered to be a luxury.
  • -550 BCE

    Events that effected trade relationships

    Alexander the Great defeats the Persian Empire: In an 11 year time span Alexander the Great defeats the Persian Empire, which extended Greek control over the western Asia, Egypt, Central Asia and the Indus Valley.
  • -500 BCE

    Key technological advances

    Camel Saddles: This tool was developed to allow riders to sit on the camels back without harming them. This was a vital invention during this era.
  • -431 BCE

    Secondary affects of trade

    Peloponnesian War was where Athens and Sparta fought over rival claims to a colonial city-state. Disease and illness also happened during the 2nd year of this war, a massive plague called the Athenian Plague broke out. Because of this attempt to invade Sicil, it cost Athens more than 200 ships, 4500 men and many trading allies.
  • -200 BCE

    Popular posts/transportation

    Chinese made improvements to the saddle, which facilitated land trade. Improved the harness for horses, developing the strap would eliminate the horse being choked. Also the first saddle knob was introduced.