History is very objective and ambiguous. It is very difficult to decide a starting point.
We have decided that the only fair and objective way to determine our history is to start at the earliest possible point at which "Humans" began doing human things.
To us, that starts with thought and or action number one. When was this? We do not know. However our ancesters have left behind their thoughts and possessions for us.
As with all dates, accuracy is very important to understand and put history in perspective. However, none of us who will read this was alive to verify events that are old. So, we are trying to be accurate as possible with the facts and dates list below.
Humans, known taxonomically as Homo sapiens (Latin for "wise man" or "knowing)
Species: Homo sapiens
Subspecies:(Trinomial name) Homo sapiens sapiens
History: Greek ἱστορία - historia, "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation”
Fossil remains of Homo Sapiens along with stone tools, animal bones and charcol in the cave site of Jebel Irhoud - Morocco
Homo Sapien remains in Omo Kibish - Ethiopia
Oldest Human Fossil found outside of Africa in the Misilya Cave - Israel
Heat Treatment of Stone evidence at Pinnacle Point South Africa
Mountain Cave Settlements found in Chechnya
Sleeping Mats discovered in a South African cave
Tiny Stone Blades or Microliths discovered on South African coast
Cave Paintings in Spain
Abri Blanchard, Verzre Valley, France: pierced shells, animal teeth, soapstone beds, engraving and paintings found.
Cave Paintings in Chauvet cave in France
Subgir Site, Russia - the farthest northern location which early humans ramains have been found
- 17,000 Liuzhou Cave - Pottery found in China
- 15,300 Paleolithic Cave Paintings of Lascaux, southwestern France
- 12,000 Jomon Period - Cord Pattern Pottery grouns stone tools
Lapa do Santo, Brazil - Stone Tools and Animal bones found at the site
- 10,000 - Mesolithic / Epialolothic
Tools & Agriculture
Fishing Tools - Found on the coast of southern California
Gobekli Tepe - Earliest know Temple in Turkey
Jericho - Founded
- 8000 - The Neolithic Era / Period [New Stone age]
Susa - Persia (Iran) Inhabited villages
- 6500 The Isle of Man - Located between England and Ireland Inhabited, and home of the Bee Gee's
Nile Valley- Established
Enot Nisanit- Settlement in Israel
- 5500 - Copper Age
“Iceman” - Found in Northern Iberia
Urban Settlements - With Fortified Walls near the town of Provadia, Bulgaria
Dwellings - Built in Jiangzhai (Xi'an) China
Domestication of Horses
Archaeologists have found pieces of flint blades and unearthed 2 nearly 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of 2 large buildings near Dorstone Hill, Herefordshire in England
The City of Balkh (Bactra) Afghanistan is the center of the Silk Road
- 3300 - Bronze Age
Ötzi the Iceman (Age approx 45)
Allegedly pierced with an arrow and bled to death on a glacier between Austria and Italy in the Alps. Found in 1991 by hikers.
- 3200 City of Lothal Founded in the Indus Valley (civilization)