Marlow world before 1600

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  • 14,000 BCE

    The earliest humans enter the Americas

    The earliest humans enter the Americas
    The earliest humans were nomads.The nomads were people who move from place to place.The women gathered nuts,berries,wild plants,birds,and eggs,while the men hunted.
  • 11,000 BCE

    The end of the Ice Age

    The end of the Ice Age
    As the Earths climate warmed,the ice age ended.Receding glaciers left large lakes and layers of rich soil.
  • 8,000 BCE

    Beginning of the Agricultural Revolution in the Americas

    Beginning of the Agricultural Revolution in the Americas
    As temperatures around the world warmed,wild grasses grew more abundant.In time,people began to plant and harvest crops.This led to them settling in one place and building villages rather than moving.
  • 1,500 BCE

    The beginning of Anasazi civilization

    The beginning of Anasazi civilization
    The Anasazi civilization arose in the four corners area of what would become the southwest united states and eventually spread eastward.One distinctive feature of Anasazi culture was multistory adobe building.
  • 1,200 BCE

    The beginning of the Olmec Civilization

    The beginning of the Olmec Civilization
    The Olmec civilization was named ¨Mother Culture¨ of Mesoamerica. They were named this because they were the first Mesoamerican society.They grew up in the tropical lowlands along the gulf of Mexico.
  • 1,200 BCE

    The end Of Cahokia (And Why It ended)

    The end Of Cahokia (And Why It ended)
    Cahokia was the largest and possibly the cultural and political center of the Mississippian cities.Scientists still don't know what led to the decline of the this culture.Possible explanations could have been massive flooding and in-fights.
  • -400 BCE

    The end of the Olmec Civilization

    The end of the Olmec Civilization
    Around 400 B.C the great Olmec city of La venta went into a downfall taking the Olmec classic era with it.
  • -400 BCE

    The beginning of the Mayan civilization

    The beginning of the Mayan civilization
    As the Olmec civilization ended,it was succeeded by the Maya beginning around 400 B.C.Mayan cities were religious centers characterized by stone pyramids,palaces,Temples,and sacred ball courts.Buildings were decorated with painted carvings of gods,warriors,and animals such as jaguars.
  • 500

    The beginning of the Mound builder civilizations(Adena and Hopewell)

    The beginning of the Mound builder civilizations(Adena and Hopewell)
    Two major cultures,native to Ohio river valley are the Adena(circa 500 -100 B.C and the Hopewell(circa 100 B.C.-500 AD.They lived in small farming villages governed by clans,or groups of people related by blood.They were know as Mound Builders due to members in large earthen mounds. Adena built extensive trade network linking many areas between the great lake and gulf of mexico.The Hopewell were skilled artisans,carving,realistic human statues and working in copper,shells,and pearls.
  • 500

    The beginning of the Mississippian civilization entered a Cahokia

    The beginning of the Mississippian civilization entered a Cahokia
    The Mississippian culture was the last major mound building culture in North America.It centered all across the southern Midwest and southeast of the modern US.They had the most advanced farming society north of Mexico,they grew maize and beans and introduced new farming tool.
  • 900

    The end of the Mayan civilization

    The end of the Mayan civilization
    By about 900 AD,the Mayan civilization began to decline and the Toltec civilization began to dominate central Mexico.By about 1500 AD,Mayan civilization had declined,but never completely died out,there are still approximately 4 million Mayans still living in southern Mexico and Guatemala today.
  • 900

    The beginning of the Toltec civilization

    The beginning of the Toltec civilization
    The Toltec civilization were know for their skills as warriors,artisans, and builders.Their influence can be seen in the architecture of late Mayan cities such as Chichen Itza,whose ruins still stand in southern Mexico.
  • 1101

    The end of the Toltec civilization

    The end of the Toltec civilization
    Beginning in the 12th century, the invasion of the nomadic Chichimec destroyed the Toltec hegemony in central Mexico.Among the invaders were the Aztecs, or mexica,who destroyed tollan about the mid 12th century.
  • 1300

    The end of the Anasazi civilization

    The end of the Anasazi civilization
    By about 1300,the Anasazi culture was beginning to decline,along with the other ancient societies of the southwest.One reason they were declining is because of a great drought in the late 1200s,along with wars or invasions.Some Anasazi groups migrated eastward,while other may have settled in present day mexico.They became ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians.
  • 1400

    The beginning of the Aztec civilization

    The beginning of the Aztec civilization
    The Aztec were warlike invaders from the north who came to power in Mexico's central valley during the 1400s AD.Their capital city was Tenochtitlan,built on an island in a shallow lake. It contained canals,broad central plazas, and busy marketplaces.The Aztecs established an empire by conquering neighboring peoples.
  • 1532

    The beginning of the Inca civilization

    The beginning of the Inca civilization
    The Inca rose to power in the Andes Mountains of South America in 1532.The Inca built a vast empire by conquering neighbors.They had advanced engineering and technology.Anyone they would capture and keep as slaves,they would let them keep their religion.At its height,the Inca was the largest in the Americas containing about 12 million people.
  • Period:
    20,000 BCE
    to
    1500

    World before 1600