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Section 1: Chronology

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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