timeline of world history

Foraging Societies

Settled Agriculture

Primary Urbanization

Age of Empires

 

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Foraging Societies: 12,000 to 3,000 BC

  • 12,000 to 8,000 BC: Ice Age Foraging Peoples
  • 8,000 to 6,000 BC: Early Archaic Period
  • 6,000 to 3,000 BC: Middle Archaic Period

Settled Agricultural Societies: 3,000 BC to AD 700

Urban Society: 700 to 1997

  • 700 to 1731: Mississippian Culture
  • 700 to 1250: Cahokia

Age of Empires: 1500  to present




Based on: Lynda Norene Shaffer, Native Americans Before 1492: The Moundbuilding Centers of the Eastern Woodlands (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992) p. 6.

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