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1.1: Chronology

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  • 8-6 Million Years Ago Bi-pedal Hominids in Africa
    2.6 Million Years Ago Homo Habilis begin to use tools
    43,000 BCE Homo sapiens expand out of Africa
    50,000-10,000 BCE Homo Sapiens complete their migration to all continents
    22,000 - 14,000 BCE Last Glacial Maximum
    c. 9,000 BCE Younger Dryas Event
    c. 9,000 BCE Jericho reaches its height
    c 7,000 BCE Çatalhüyük reaches several thousand inhabitants
    2,000 BCE Paleo-Eskimos appear in the Artic
    2,000 BCE Humans begin to make pottery
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