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  5th millennium BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
4300 BC - Theta Boötis became the nearest visible star to the celestial north pole.
It remained the closest until 3942 BC when it was replaced by Thuban.
4004 BC The universe is created at nightfall preceding October 23 according to the Ussher-Lightfoot chronology of Archbishop James Ussher of Armagh.
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 Sumer - MSN Encarta
2525-2500 bc), was extended from the Zagros to the Taurus mountains and from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea.
2370-2347 bc), the governor of the neighbouring city-state of Umma.
Before the early 2nd millennium bc the Amorites, Semitic nomads from the desert to the west of Sumer and Akkad, invaded the kingdom.
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 Sumer - Search View - MSN Encarta
During the 5th millennium bc a people known as the Ubaidians established settlements in the region known later as Sumer; these settlements gradually developed into the chief Sumerian cities, namely Adab, Eridu, Isin, Kish, Kullab, Lagash, Larsa, Nippur, and Ur.
Sometime before the 25th century bc the Sumerian Empire, under the leadership of Lugalanemundu of Adab (flourished about 2525-2500 bc), was extended from the Zagros to the Taurus mountains and from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea.
Before the beginning of the 2nd millennium bc the Amorites, Semitic nomads from the desert to the west of Sumer and Akkad, invaded the kingdom.
encarta.msn.com /text_761576369__1/Sumer.html   (1572 words)

 5th millennium BC: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the first half of the 20th century, the word universe was used to mean the whole spacetime continuum in which we exist, together with all the energy...
The cucuteni culture (also cucuteni-tripolie, after the romanian cucuteni and the ukrainian trypillia villages) is an early 5th millennium bc neolithic...
(5th millennium bc - 4th millennium bc - 3rd millennium bc - other millennia)...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/5/5t/5th_millennium_bc1.htm   (1127 words)

 Pottery - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
In Babylonia during the Kassite rule (mid-2nd millennium bc), unglazed terra-cotta was used to face temples and palaces.
During the 8th century bc, at Khorsabad, the capital of the Assyrian monarch Sargon II, a temple entrance was decorated with molded glazed brickwork depicting animals in procession.
The painted ware of the 4th millennium, with geometric and animal figures on red, brown, and buff bodies, was not of the same high standard.
encarta.msn.com /text_761568150___24/Pottery.html   (3040 words)

 Slavic peoples - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Around 500 BC, Celtic tribes settled along the upper Oder river (Odra), and Germanic tribes settled on the lower Vistula and the lower Oder rivers.
Some even claim that Slavs existed as an entity as early as the 7th to 5th millennium BC and were ancestors of the Sumerians.
There is plenty of archeological evidence for settlements in northern Ukraine and Poland as far back as 3rd millennium BC (Trypillian, Tishinets, Peshevor, Zarubinets cultures).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Slavs   (1547 words)

 5th millennium BC at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
circa 4500 BC - Civilization of Susa and Kish in Mesopotamia
circa 4570 BC - 4250 BC: - Merimde culture on the Nile
circa 4400 BC - 4000 BC: - Badari culture on the Nile
www.wiki.tatet.com /5th_millennium_BC.html   (133 words)

By the first quarter of the 5th millennium BC in al-Fayyum, there existed villages that kept sheep, goats, and swine and cultivated wheat (emmer), barley, cotton, and flax, which was woven into linen.
4000 BC: Domestication of the Horse "The land in Sumer] was plowed by teams of oxen pulling light unwheeled plows, and the grain was harvested with sickles in the spring.
The horse, which was probably domesticated about 4000 BC by pastoral nomads in the Ukraine, did not in fact displace the onager as a draft animal in Mesopotamia until about 2000 BC." Encyclopedia Britannica: agriculture, history of 4000 BC: Global; Holocene delta development worldwide Holocene delta development worldwide transgressive sequence of deltaic deposits #160.
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateSF/timeline5KBC.html   (1240 words)

 5 Mill Abstracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An example for that would be the newly excavated 6th millennium BC site of Sha’ar Hagolan in the Jordan valley, where the appearance of several large courtyard houses probably forerun similar houses in the Chalcolithic period.
Until very recently it was assumed that prehistoric Cyprus was cut off from mainland influences soon after the arrival of the first colonists in the 7th millennium BC calibrated and developed in cultural isolation until the advent of the Early Bronze Age at the end of the 3rd millennium BC calibrated.
This poster summarises a comparative analysis of pottery assemblages from fifth millennium bc settlements, using the Brainerd-Robinson coefficient of similarity to investigate the strength of stylistic modes of communication.
www.art.man.ac.uk /ARTHIST/5mill-abs.htm   (5594 words)

 The School of Jewish Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The term 5th millennium BC here refers to the span of time between the Early Pottery Neolithic cultures of the Yarmukian and Jericho IX on the one hand, and the Chalcolithic Ghassulian-Beer Sheva cultures on the other (based on uncalibrated C14 dates).
The two main aims of this work are a) the synthesis of all (available) 5th millennium BC ceramic assemblages in Israel and their presentation in a consistent typological framework.
In the Conclusions, the four major ceramic regions discerned in 5th millennium Israel are described: 1) Wadi Raba Territory 2) Jordan Valley 3) Samaria Hills 4) The South, and a cross-regional chronological sequence is presented.
www.tau.ac.il /humanities/jewish_studies-school/sadeh.html   (363 words)

 Silk Road
For example, shipping in predynastic Egypt was already established by the 4th millennium BC along with domestication of the donkey, with the dromedary possibly having been domesticated as well.
By the third millennium BC lapis lazuli trade was extended to Harappa and Mohenjo-daro in the Indus valley.
From the 2nd millennium BC nephrite jade was being traded from mines in the region of Yarkand and Khotan to China.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/5th century BC
Aeschylus of Athens, playwright (525 - 456 BC).
Socrates of Athens, philosopher (470 - 399 BC).
Tollund Man, Human sacrifice victim on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark, possibly the earliest known evidence for worship of Odin.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/5th_century_BC   (142 words)

 Dr. Stuart Tyson Smith
By the middle of the 5th millennium BC, Nubia's Neolithic peoples were full participants in the "agricultural revolution," living a settled lifestyle with domesticated plants and animals.
By 1650 BC, Kerma had become a densely occupied urban center overseeing a centralized state stretching from at least the 1st Cataract to the 4th, rivaling ancient Egypt.
In 1500 BC, Egypt conquered all of Nubia, forging a great empire that stretched all the way from the Euphrates in Syria to the 5th Cataract of the Nile.
www.anth.ucsb.edu /faculty/stsmith/research/nubia_history.html   (552 words)

 History of THE BRITISH ISLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The massive neolithic architecture of western Europe begins, in the late 5th millennium BC, with passage graves.
In about 2000 BC a newly dominant group has a custom of placing bell-shaped drinking vessels (or beakers) and bronze daggers in the tombs of warriors.
The Iron Age in Britain begins some time after 500 BC and is mainly associated with another gradual infiltration from mainland Europe - that of the Celts.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa99   (482 words)

 PRE-INDO-EUROPEANS : Encyclopedia Entry
Orange is the Lengyel culture, purple the Vincha culture, red the Cucuteni culture and yellow the western part of the Yamna culture.
The Baltic region was penetrated a bit later, around 3500 BC, and there was also a delay in settling the Hungarian plain.
It was this Mesolithic population that was in situ 7000 BC when the Neolithic culture first began to enter Europe from Anatolia.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Pre-Indo-Europeans   (1484 words)

 Welcome to The Human Past - Student Study Guide Website
By the mid-6th millennium BC, southern Scandinavia was occupied by complex hunter-gatherers of the Ertebølle-Ellerbek culture, inhabiting large, permanently occupied coastal settlements like Ertebølle, and smaller, seasonal camps for hunting specific species.
In the mid-3rd millennium BC a distinctive ceramic vessel, the bell beaker, appeared in western and northern Europe.
From the 3rd century BC until AD 43, Mediterranean urban societies expanded their territories into Celtic regions, but attempts to expand north of the Rhine and beyond the Danube were unsuccessful.
www.thamesandhudsonusa.com /web/humanpast/summaries/ch11.html   (3108 words)

 Sapience - Antiquity
During early antiquity, the 3rd millennium, written sources for history begin to appear, although these are fragmentary and incomplete.
During middle antiquity, the 2nd millennium, many of the roots of the modern world were established.
Late antiquity is the early First millennium BC, and is half the length of the earlier periods.
www.sapiencekb.com /hist/antiquity.htm   (398 words)

 Sapience - History
This period, also called protohistory, is noted primarily for the beginning of writing with the Sumerians and Egyptians in the 4th millennium BC.
The 3rd millennium BC is noted for the Old kingdom of Egypt and the building of the pyramids, although other events will also be important.
The 2nd millennium BC includes the origins of Israel and the spread of Indo-european speaking peoples across Europe and Asia.
www.sapiencekb.com /hist.htm   (1301 words)

 5th millennium BC: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
4713 BC – The epoch (epoch: A unit of geological time) (origin) of the Julian Period described by Joseph Justus Scaliger (Joseph Justus Scaliger: joseph justus scaliger (1540-1609) was the tenth child and third son of julius...
4500 BC – Civilization of Susa (Susa: A port city in eastern Tunisia on the Mediterranean) and Kish (Kish: kish (tall al-uhaymir) was an ancient city of sumer, now in central iraq....
Introduction of writing (writing: The work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/5th_millennium_bc1   (296 words)

 History of SPAIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The dome of each is constructed on the corbel principle, pioneered on the Atlantic coast some two millennia earlier on the Île Longue, in Brittany.
During the last centuries of their prehistory, France and northern Spain are infiltrated by energetic tribes originating in central Europe.
The Iberian peninsula is therefore hotly contested, from the 3rd century BC, between the two imperial powers of the western Mediterranean - the Romans and the Carthaginians (successors of the Phoenicians).
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab50   (651 words)

 The Armenian Gods | Armenia Travel | TourArmenia | Travel Guide to Armenia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They are now credited with assigning the constellations of the zodiac their design and names, and creating one of the first solar calendars based on 365 days in the year.
Also around the 5th millennium BC a series of Vishaps (Dragon Stones) began to be erected on mountainsides throughout Armenia, near water sources.
The heroic legends of Hercules, for example, were first attributed to the legend of the Armenian king-god Haik in the 3rd millennium BC.
www.tacentral.com /mythology.asp?story_no=2   (812 words)

 The Schoyen Collection: 16. Seals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The collection starts with 150 stamp seal matrices from the 5th and 4th millennium BC, and ends with wax seals on medieval documents and papal lead bullas.
millennium BC North Syria/North Iraq/Iran, 5th millennium BC Syria/Iraq/Iran, 5th-4th millennium BC North Syria or Anatolia, 4th millennium BC Near Eastern and Sumerian cylinder seals
MS in Egyptian on blue faience, Egypt, 1333-1323 BC, 1 oval cartouche shaped stamp seal, signet in a 20th c.
www.nb.no /baser/schoyen/5/5.6   (2999 words)

 Sierra: Empire Earth - Epochs: Copper Age
By 2000 BC, both Egypt and Crete had wooden ships capable of navigating the choppy, windswept waters of the Mediterranean.
The earliest known civilization arose in Sumer, in southern Mesopotamia, during the 5th millennium BC.
At the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC, the Greek commander Themistocles lured King Xerxes' much larger Persian fleet into the straits near the island of Salamis.
www.empireearth2.com /epochs03_copper.jsp   (503 words)

 Archaeobotanical evidence for early date consumption in the Arabian Gulf
The pottery from H3 largely belongs to the period known as Ubaid 2/3, falling within the second half of the 6th millennium BC (Carter and Crawford in press).
This gave a calibrated date within the third quarter of the 6th millennium BC (Figure 6).
Beech, M. In the Land of the Ichthyophagi: Modelling fish exploitation in the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman from the 5th millennium BC to the Late Islamic Period.
www.adias-uae.com /dates/dates.htm   (5807 words)

 Welcome to The Human Past - Student Study Guide Website
Nabta Playa (Egypt), by 7000 BC Enneri Bardagué (Chad), from the 6th millennium BC Uan Muhuggiag (Libya), by the 5th millennium BC Grotte Capeletti (Algeria), by the 5th millennium BC Adrar Bous (Niger), by the 5th millennium BC Dhar Tichitt (Mauritania), by the mid-2nd millennium BC Zinchecra (Libya) by the mid-1st millennium BC
Kerma, founded in the mid-3rd millennium BC, was the center of the Nubia's first state by the mid-2nd millennium BC.
During the later 1st millennium BC and the early 1st millennium AD, the Meroitic state rose, and 20,000-25,000 people lived at Meroë, which had a walled royal precinct and temples to Egyptian and Meroitic deities.
www.thamesandhudsonusa.com /web/humanpast/summaries/ch10.html   (4251 words)

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