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Ages & Periods

One hundred fifty years of archaeology have contributed to the development of a world history; in some cases, archaeology is the only way we know anything about the history of the ancient world.
  1. Bronze Age (19)
  2. Historical (58)
  3. Hunter Gatherers (65)
  4. Iron Age (56)
  5. Medieval (31)
  6. Neolithic Revolution (119)
  7. Pre-Human History (66)
  8. Rise of Civilizations
  9. Stone Age (176)

Fifty-Eight Holes - The Ancient Game of Hounds and Jackals
Fifty-eight holes, also called Hounds and Jackals, is an ancient board game similar to the modern game of Chutes and Ladders, and invented in Egypt about 2200 BC.

Rest Houses and Way Stations
Beginning at least 6,000 years ago, people started building roads to travel, explore, visit one another and conquer new lands. By at least 600 BC, many of the road networks included rest houses, temporary housing for the weary traveler.

World History Timelines
Most of the history of the ancient world has been collected by archaeologists, built in part by the use of fragmentary records, but also through myriad dating techniques. Each of the world history timelines on this list are part of larger resources addressing the culture, artifacts, customs and people of the many many cultures who have lived on...

Top 10 Inventions in History
What are the top ten inventions in human history? Well, here's what I think!

Oldowan Tradition
The Oldowan Tradition is the name given to a pattern of stone-tool making by our hominid ancestors, from 2.5-1.5 million years ago.

Pleistocene Epoch
The Pleistocene epoch is that little snippet of geological history between 1.8 million years to 11,000 years ago.

Chalcolithic Period
The Chalcolithic is the name given to the period in the Near East and Europe after the Neolithic and before the Bronze Age, between about 4500 and 3500 BC.

Bronze Age
The Bronze Age is a fairly arbitrary technological stage invented as part of a three-part system (Stone, Bronze, and Iron)

Three Age System
The so-called Three Age System was developed by the Danish curator of the National Museum of Denmark C.J. Thomsen, at the instigation of his predecessor Rasmus Nyerup, and to resolve display issues.

Biskupin (Poland)
Biskupin, located on an island in the Warta River Valley in central Poland, was occupied between the Late Bronze and early Iron ages, and archaeologists have associated the hill fort with the Lausitz (Late Bronze age) and Hallstatt C (Early Iron Age) cultures.

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