2.8 MILLION BC – 10,000 BC:
SHELTER IN THE PALEOLITHIC


2 MILLION BC
Wonderwerk Cave
Northern Cape Province, South Africa


1.8 MILLION BC
Olduvai Gorge, site DK
Arusha Region, Tanzania


400,000 BC
Terra Amata
Nice, France


50,000 – 40,000 BC
Lubang Jeriji Saléh
Borneo, Indonesia


24,000 BC
Dolní Věstonice I
Moravia, Czech Republic


21,000 BC
Ohalo II
Sea of Galilee, Israel


11,800 BC
Molí del Salt
Vimbodí i Poblet, Spain


11,500 BC – 2050 BC:
THE FERTILE CRESCENT AND THE FORMATION OF THE CITY


11,500 BC – 5000 BC
Tell Abu Hureyra
Lake Assad, Syria


11,000 BC – 8200 BC
Göbekli Tepe
Örencik, Turkey


8500 BC
Tell es-Sultan
Jericho, Occupied Palestinian Territory


7400 BC – 5600 BC
Çatalhöyük
Konya Province, Turkey


5400 BC – 2050 BC
Eridu
Abu Shahrein, Iraq


3600 BC – 1900 BC:
THE PROLIFERATION OF COMPLEX SOCIETIES


3600 BC – 3200 BC
Ġgantija
Zagħra, Malta


3350 BC – 2800 BC
Watson Brake
Logtown, Louisiana


3200 BC – 2900 BC
Newgrange
County Meath, Ireland


3100 BC
Liangzhu Ancient City Waterworks
Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China


3100 BC – 1520 BC
Stonehenge
Wiltshire, United Kingdom


2600 BC – 1800 BC
Caral
Supe Valley, Peru


2500 BC
Carnac
Carnac and La Trinité-sur-Mer, France


2500 BC – 1500 BC
Mohenjo-daro
Larkana, Pakistan


2100 BC
Ziggurat of Ur
Tell el-Muqayyar, Iraq


2686 BC – 1710 BC:
EGYPT AND THE AFTERLIFE


3200 BC – 2690 BC
Umm El Qa‘ab
Abydos, Egypt


3050 BC – 2170 BC
Saqqara
Mit Rahineh, Egypt


2580 BC – 2510 BC
Giza
Cairo, Egypt


2050 BC – 1425 BC
Deir el-Bahari
Luxor, Egypt


3600 BC – 1900 BC:
MONUMENTAL IMPULSES


1830 BC
Erlitou Palaces
???????, China


1830 BC
Knossos
???????, Crete


1830 BC
Hattusas
???????, Turkey


1830 BC
Poverty Point
???????, State


1830 BC
Moxeke
???????, Peru


1800 BC
Babylon
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1650 BC
Great Temple of Karnak
???????, Egypt


1500 BC
Megaliths
???????, Korea


1300 BC
Mycenae
???????, Greece


1200 BC
San Lorenzo
???????, Mexico


1200 BC – 500 BC
Chavín de Huántar
Ancash Region, Peru


1830 BC – 300 BC
CHINA


2686 BC – 1710 BC
MESOPOTAMIA


2686 BC – 1710 BC
NORTH AMERICA


2686 BC – 1710 BC
EUROPE


2686 BC – 1710 BC
SOUTH AMERICA