8th millennium BC

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The south area of atalhyk. An archaeological dig is in progress.

Environmental changes

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  • The Chalcolithic period (Copper Age); rise of agriculture.
  • Potatoes and beans are cultivated in South America
  • Beginning of rice cultivation in East Asia
  • Domestication of the cat and Bos aegyptiacus ox in Ancient Egypt
  • Domestication of sheep in Southwest Asia
  • Huts, hearths, granaries, and nonportable stone tools for grinding grains Africa
  • Catal Huyuk, men wear animals skins, evidently pink leopard skin, plus hats of the same material Asia
  • Houses, kilns, pottery, turquoise carvings, tools made from stone and boneand most remarkablybone flutes China
  • City located in Anatolia, or modern day Turkey where a number of artifacts appear to support evidence for the widespread practice of Goddess worship
  • Clay and plaster are molded to form statues at Jericho and cAin Ghazal Mediteranian
  • First evidence for this with incised "counting tokens" about 9,000 years ago in the neolithic fertile crescent. Asia
  • Japanese potters begin around this time to decorate pottery cooking vessels Japan
  • Simple pottery traditions sometimes with cord impressions or other decorative markings Korea
  • Agriculture in New Guinea Australia
  • Archaeologists have found the world's oldest playable flute in China
  • Chinese in this village Jiahu already had established a village life. Parts of the city were devoted to different functions China
  • Chinese were accomplished musicians and craftspeople the Jiahu site China
  • Evidence wheat, barley, sheep, goats, and pigs suggests that a food-producing economy is adopted in Greece Aegean
  • Franchthi Cave in the Argolid, Greece, attests to the earliest deliberate burials in Greece
  • North Sea: North Sea bottoms are largely dry land before this period. England
  • Original inhabitants of the San Diego area are now known as the San Dieguito people
  • Archaic Period; Native Americans move seasonally around Vermont to live, hunt, gather, and fish
  • Pottery making, burial mound construction, and garden technology Mexico
  • Off the main road connecting the capital to Cuernavaca, stands a circular step pyramid of great complexity Mexico City
  • Glacial activity creates Champlain Sea; Paleo-Indians explore and hunt in Vermont
  • World - Between 12,000 BC and 5,000 BC it appears that massive inland flooding due to catastrophic glacier melt was taking place in several regions of the world, making for subsequent sea level rises which could be relatively abrupt for many worldwide
  • World : Rising Sea

Cultural landmarks

da:8. rtusinde f.Kr. de:8. Jahrtausend v. Chr. es:VIII milenio adC fr:VIIIe millnaire av. J.-C. hu:I.e. 8. vezred it:VIII millennio AC nl:8e millennium v. Chr. pl:VIII tysiąclecie p.n.e. pt:Oitavo milnio a.C. ru:8 тысячелетие до н. э. ur:7000مقم


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