Late Prehistory

Late prehistory includes the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

   

8th millennium BC

Approximate beginning of agriculture.

7th millennium BC

6th millennium BC

5th millennium BC

4th millennium BC

Approximate origin of writing in Sumer.

Other history

Other history including other prehistory, antiquity, classical and medieval history, modern history, and the future can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC. Knowledge of late prehistory began to develop principally in the 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 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC. Asiatic peoples are the best known, but European peoples began to develop following the Ice ages. African peoples and developments among American Indian peoples can be followed better.

Institutions

Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and family studies can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

Religion

Religion including particular religions, religious organization, religious practice, and religious belief can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

Particular religions

Particular religions including pagan religion and Asian religion can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC. Abrahamic religion is not thought to have developed this early. Secularism does not yet seem to have been distinctive.

Pagan religion

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

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

Asian religion including Persian religion can be examined. Indian religion including Buddhism, Hinduism, Sihkhism, and Jainism can be examined for connections. East Asian religion is not considered to have become distinctive.

Religious organization can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC. 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 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

Particular governments

Particular governments including international govenment, national government, and local government can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC. International governments are not thought to have developed.

National governments can be connected. Local government can be connected.

Government activity including 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.

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 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

Economic systems including economic system types, networks, and firms can be connected. Economic system behavior 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 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium 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 can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

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 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

Behavioral culture

Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium 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 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium 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 miscellanous artifacts, communiations technology, transportation technology, clothing and dress, foodstuffs, building technology, and industrial technology can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

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 connected. 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 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4thmillennium BC.

Particular groups

Particular groups can be used to examine the 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

Human geography

Human geography including Asian geography, European geography, African geography, North American geography, South American geography, and Oceanic geography can be connected.

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 can be connected. Environmental effects on people can be connected.

Physical anthropology

Human dispersion can be connected. Racial variation can be connected. Human origins 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 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium BC.

Biography

Biography can be connected.

Psychology

Social psychology can be connected. Personality can be connected. Mental disorders can be connected. Developmental psychology can be connectd. 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. Human 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 8th millennium BC, 7th millennium BC, 6th millennium BC, 5th millennium BC, and 4th millennium 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 periods can be connected. Physical geography including mapping, oceanic geography, and terreistrial geography can be connected. Atmospheric science including climatology, meteorology, and atmospheric structure can be connected. Hydrospheric science including oceanography, glaciology, groundwater, and fresh water 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 can be connected. 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 12 July 2013 Last updated 20 Feb 2017