History 320 Week 2 Timeline

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In History
  • 1,000 BCE

    Bananas Make a Appearance in Africa

    Bananas come from New Guinea. The came up through the Indian Ocean to India then West Africa by 1000 B.C.E.
  • 1,000 BCE

    Sugar Cane

    Sugar Cane comes from Southeast Africa. During the trading process, the classical period the Indian Ocean became a key place to trade to India and Persia.
  • -600 BCE

    Indigo Dye Appears

    Indigo dye is a popular item to trade. It showed its face for the first time in Greek history. It's traded through the Indian Ocean.
  • -327 BCE

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great from Greece raids India and brings mathematics and astronomy to India.
  • -300 BCE

    Coins that Were Punch Marked

    Silver coins that had symbols or animals on them. It appears as relics during the Maryuan era. Its the earliest form of coins.
  • -300 BCE


    Land that divides the Indian Ocean and China Sea. Its known as the Isthmus of Kra. It lets Indian traders to bring trade from across the way and get more goods.
  • -300 BCE


    Arrives in Sri Lanka.
  • -206 BCE

    China Magnetic Compass

    impacted economy because, in allowing the Europeans to reach the Americas and the Indian Ocean trade routes, trade increased and the prosperity of Europe grew. In the Colombian Exchange, the magnetic compass helped direct people to either the Americas, Europe or Africa.
  • -138 BCE

    Zhang Qian

    He travels the Silk Road trade routes. He had gotten his orders from the Han Dynasty (emperor Wudi). Since Zhang Qian did this he was able to increase Chinese trade.
  • 100

    Pepper- Africa

    Used in /medicine and spices. This originated in India. Peppercorn for example was able to cross the Indian Ocean into Africa.
  • 300

    The Yamato Clan

    Clans were very popular in Japan and in the late 4th century the worship of the sun goddess came to Korea.
  • 580

    Yamato Adopted Buddhism

    Same process as Japan and it spread from Indian subcontinents across the Indian Ocean.
  • 900

    New Zealand is Settled

  • Period:
    1,817 BCE
    1,893 BCE


    Cholera is caused from drinking water and eating food that is contaminated by bacteria. This bacteria is called Vibrio cholerae. Symptoms include being dehydrated and having watery diarrhea. Can lead to death. Bengal (17th century).
  • Period:
    1,500 BCE


    They settled in many different islands. People from the Philippines/Indonesia/Southeast Asia travel to see new land like New Zealand for example. They travel through the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
  • Period:
    -800 BCE
    1,500 BCE


    Center Post for Trading
  • Period:
    -600 BCE

    The Classical Period

    Trade and religion grew. Overall transformation period during this time.
  • Period:
    -500 BCE

    Roman Empire

    They liked how the Silk Road trade worked and the goods from the Indian Ocean. Christianity grew during this time period.
  • Period:
    -322 BCE
    -185 BCE

    Mauryan Empire

    This empire has full control. Trade went up. Buddhism and goods went to different places around the world that never had it before.
  • Period:
    -268 BCE
    -237 BCE


    Rules in India. The idea of Buddhism was spreading. Buddhism traveled to Java and Sri Lanka.
  • Period:
    -206 BCE

    Han Dynasty

    The Han Dynasty takes over China. Fragmentation occurs. Was in charge of the Chinese trade (land)/Rome/Indian Ocean.
  • Period:
    -200 BCE
    -100 BCE

    Silk Road Trade

    Deadly Taklamakan Desert (between China, Central Asia, India, Mediterranean, and Africa). Silk was not the only traded.
  • Period:
    -100 BCE

    Spice Trade

    Began in India. People traveled however long it took to get this luxury good. Spices went to Africa and Europe as well as India.
  • Period:


    Gained strength in Japan during the 4th and 5th century C.E. Continue to permeate areas that surround them.
  • Period:

    Gupta Empire

    It covered many Indian subcontinents. Golden Age of India.