Humanities Time Line

Humanities Time Line

Humanities Time Line
The following is a selective listing of some major figures and works of the Humanities (right column) and their relation to important events in History (Center Column)

c = approximately
First Column:
Second Column:
Events in History
Third Column:
Humanities Giants
(write your entries here)

Before the Common Era (BCE) =
Before Christ (BC)

c. BC 15,000 - 10,000
Old Stone Age
Cave art at Lascaux and Altamira
Dr. Jean Clottes. Presided over the symposium that took place under the aegis of France ministry of culture and communication. The symposium meeting was held to see the way forward as as the prehistoric cave paintings are in peril. This symposium happened in Paris where over 200 archaeologists, anthropologists and other scientists gathered for the symposium. I view this as a good thing simply because it shows that the scientists want to preserve what was originally there so that we can be able to see and feel what was there in the years to come. This was a good take by Dr Jean Clottes
c. BC 7000
Native Americans may have migrated
from northern Asia

The researchers found that at least two other Asian populations came to the Americas after the initial migration, though they were unable to date their arrival. Nor is it clear whether these groups would have come across the land bridge or made the voyage aided by boats later, after sea levels rose, according to Andres Ruiz-Linares, one wave of new migrants was detected in populations that speak Eskimo-Aleut languages found in Alaska, Canada, and Greeland, who still get more than half of their DNA from the First Americans. Another was detected in a Canadian Chipewyan group, who are 90 percent made up of First Americans’ DNA. ©2014 Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC.

c. BC 5,000
New Stone Age

Pottery invented.
First large-scale architecture
Bronze tools
The Neolithic followed the terminal Holocene Epipalaeolithic periods, beginning with the rise of...

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