Early 2nd Millennium BC

This includes events of the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC.

   

20th Century BC

19th Century BC

18th Century BC

17th Century BC

16th Century BC

Other history

Other periods of history including prehistory, other periods of antiquity, classical and medieval history, modern history, and the future can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC. This has been examined increasingly through the 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century.

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Sociology

Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social structure and change can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC. Developments among Asiatic peoples, particularly middle Eastern peoples, were most prominent.

Institutions

Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and family studies can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, 16th century BC, and 15th century BC.

Religion

Religion including particular religions, religious organizatio, religious practice, and religious belief can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC.

Particular religions

Particular religions including pagan religion, Asian religion, and possible Abrahamic religion can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC. Secularism had not yet developed.

Pagan religion

Pagan religion including Asian pagan, European pagan, African pagan, and American Indian religion can be connected. Neopagan religion had not yet developed.

Asian pagan religion can be connected. European pagan religion can be connected. African pagan religion can be connected. American Indian religion can be connected.

Asiatic religion

Asiatic religion including Indian religion and East Asian religion can be connected. It is thought that Persian religion had not yet become distinctive. Indian religion including Buddhism, Hinduism, Sihkhism, and Jainism can be connected. East Asian religion including Confucianism, Taoism, Japanese religion, and Korean religion can be connected.

Abrahamic religion including Judaism can be connected. Judaism can possibly be connected. Christianity and Islam had not yet developed

Religious organization can be connected. Religious practice can be connected. Religious belief can be connected.

Government

Government including particular governments, government activity, government structure, and law can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC,17th century BC, and 16th century BC.

Particular governments

Particular governments including international government, national government, and local government can be connected.

International government including colonial empires and traditional empires can be connected. Modern compacts had not yet developed. National government can be connected. Local government can be connected.

Government activity

Government activity including state relations, administration, and succession can be connected.

State relations including warfare, diplomacy, and intelligence can be connected. Administration including security, public works and lands, welfare, and taxation can be connected. Succession including election, appointment, inheritance, and seizure can be connected.

Government structure including executive systems, legislative systems, judicial systems, and policial parties and interest groups can be connected. Forms of government can be connected.

Law including international law, Western law, Asian law, and tribal law can be connected.

Economics

Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC.

Economic systems including networks and firms can be connected. Economic system behavior can be connected. Economic system types can be connected.

Industries including social and medical services, commercial and financial industries, communications industries, transportation industries, building related industries, manufacturing and extraction industries, and food and agricultural industries can be connected. Economic activity including consumption, distribution and exchange, and production can be connected.

Education

Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC.

School systems including higher education, secondary education, and primary education can be connected. Educational organization including administration, faculty, students, and course material can be connected. Cultural institutions including performance venues, libraries, and museums can be connected. Teaching can be connected. Research can be connected.

Family

Family studies including particular families, kinship, parenting, and marriage an be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC can be connected.

Particular families can be connected. Kinship can be connected. Parenting can be connected. Marriage can be connected.

Culture

Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC.

Behavioral culture

Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC.

Cultural events including holidays, disasters, expeditions, awards, and gatherings can be connected. Recreation and entertainment including sports, games, theater, dance, and music can be connected. Occupations including service occupations, industrial occupations, communication occupations, transportation occupations, building occupations, and food-related occupations can be connected. Customs including institutional customs, social interaction customs, clothing and dress customs, living and dwelling customs, and vital customs can be connected.

Conceptual culture

Conceptual culture including philosophy, applied science, mathematics, literature graphic arts, and language can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC.

Philosophy including philosophical schools and doctrines, special topics, aesthetics, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and logic can be connected. Applied science including applied social science, medical science, information science, accounting, navigation, engineering science, and measurement can be connected. Mathematics including mathematical rigorization, statistics, geometry, analysis, algebra, and arithmetic can be connected. Literature including particular works, literary types and genres, literary forms, and oral tradition can be connected. Graphic arts including animation, photography, printmaking, painting, and drawing can be connected. Language including languages of the world, writing, and linguistics can be connected.

Material culture

Material culture including miscellaneous artifacts, communications technology, transportation technology, clothing and dress, foodstuffs, building technology, and industrial technology can be connected.

Miscellanous artifacts including sculpture, musical instruments, toys, and medicines can be connected. Communications technology including electronic communication, graphic communication, and written communication can be connected. Transportation technology including space technology, air transportation, water transportation, land transportation, and packaging can be connected. Clothing and dress including garments, adornment, and fabrics can be connected. Foodstuffs including prepared foods, preserved and processed foods, and raw foodstuffs can be conected. Building technology including outdoor structures, complete buildings, building components, furnishings, and materials can be connected. Industrial technology including advanced technology, utilities, weaponry, machinery, chemical technology, fuels, and tools can be connected.

Anthropology

Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century BC, and 16th century BC.

Particular groups

can be connected.

Human geography

Asian geography including Southwest Asian geography, South Asian geography, Central Asian geography, North Asian geography, East Asian geography, and Southeast Asian geography can be connected. European geography including Balkan geography, Eastern European geography, Central European geography, Italian geography, Northwest European geography, Iberian geography, Scandinavian geography, and Island European geography can be connected. African geography including North African geography, West African geography, North Central African geography, South Central African geography, East African geography, and South African geography can be connected. North American geography including Northeastern American geography, Northwestern American geography, and Southwestern American geography can be connected. South American geography including Amazon geography, Andean geography, and Argentine geography can be connected. Oceanic geography including Australian geography, Pacific Island geography, and Antarctic geography can be connected.

Human ecology

Human effects on the environment can be connected. Relations with other life forms can be connected. Environmental effects on people can be connected.

Physical anthropology

Human origins can be connected. Racial variation can be connected. Human dispersion can be connected.

Demography

Population change can be connected. Population size and structure can be connected. Migration can be connected. Mortality and morbidity can be connected. Birth and fertility can be connected.

Social foundations

Social group behavior can be connected. Social group types can be connected. Social control can be connected. Social interaction can be connected. Social presentation can be connected.

Personal studies

Personal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, 17th century, and 16th century BC.

Biography

  • Moses (lived c. 17th-14th century BC)

Psychology

Social psychology can be connected. Personality can be connected. Mental disorders can be connected. Developmental psychology can be connected. Behavior patterns can be connected. Mind can be connected. Behavioral elements can be connected.

Human body

Human form and appearance can be connected. Human disease can be connected. The human life cycle can be connected. Body functions can be connected. Body systems can be connected.

Science

Science including biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and physics can be used to examine the 20th century BC, 19th century BC, 18th century BC, and 17th century BC.

Biology

Biohistory including Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic life can be connected. Ecology including biogeography, ecosystems, evolution, system ecology, community ecology, population ecology, and behavioral ecology can be connected. Systematics including animals, fungi, plants, protists, and microbes can be connected. Organism biology including behavior, life cycle, morphology and form, organ systems, tissues, and habitat can be connected. Cell biology had not yet developed. Molecular biology had not yet developed.

Earth science

Geohistory including Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic period can be connected. Physical geography including mapping, oceanic geography, and terrestrial geography can be connected. Atmospheric science including climatology, meteorology, and atmospheric structure can be connected. Hydrospheric science including oceanography, glaciology, freshwater, and groundwater can be connected. Geology including interior geology, geologic processes, landforms, petrology, and mineralogy can be connected.

Astronomy

Galactic astronomy had not yet developed. Stellar astronomy including astrocartography, star groupings, stars, exoplanets, and the interstellar medium can be connected. Local astronomy including the Sun, planetary systems, minor bodies, and the interplanetary medium can be connected.

Chemistry

Chemical systems including organic, inorganic, gas, liquid, and solid chemistry can be connected. Chemical change including nuclear reactions, chemical reactions, and physical changes can be connected. Chemical substances including mixtures, compounds, and elements can be connected.

Physics

The structure of matter including exotic matter, common bulk matter, molecular physics, atomic physics, and subatomic physics can be connected. Quantum physics had not yet developed. Relativity had not yet developed. Electromagnetism including optics, magnetism, electric current, and electrostatics can be connected. Thermodynamics including statistical mechanics, nonclassical thermodynamics, and classical thermodynamics can be connected. Mechanics including gravitation and celestial mechanics, general mechanics, rigid body mechanics, and particle mechanics can be connected.


Created 26 Mar 2013 Last updated 2 Oct 2017