Ages & Periods - Encyclopedia of World History and Prehistory
- Bronze Age (21)
- Historical (60)
- Hunter Gatherers (63)
- Iron Age (53)
- Medieval (27)
- Neolithic Revolution (90)
- Pre-Human History (70)
- Rise of Civilizations
- Stone Age (187)
Top 10 Inventions in History
What are the top ten inventions in human history? Well, here's what I think!
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...
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.
The Stone Age (known to scholars as the Paleolithic era) in human prehistory is the name given to the period roughly between about 1.5 million and 20,000 years ago.
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.
The Bronze Age is a fairly arbitrary technological stage invented as part of a three-part system (Stone, Bronze, and Iron)
The Pleistocene epoch is that little snippet of geological history between 1.8 million years to 11,000 years ago.
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.