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Millennia: 7th millennium BC · 6th millennium BC · 5th millennium BC
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During the 6th millennium BC, agriculture spreads from the Balkans to Italy and Eastern Europe and from Mesopotamia to Egypt. World population is essentially stable at ca. 5 million people.

Events

Black-sea-hist

Black Sea today (light blue) and in 5600 BC (dark blue) according to Ryan's and Pitman's theories, versions of the Black Sea deluge theory

Environmental changes

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Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  • c. 6000 BC: Cycladic people started to use a coarse, poor-quality local clay to make a variety of objects.
  • c. 6000 BC: Brick building was taking place at Çatalhöyük, Turkey.[2]
  • Agriculture appears in the valley of the Nile.
  • Rice cultivated in Asia.
  • Plough invented.
  • c. 6000–5000 BC: Wine is created for the first time in Persia.
  • c. 5000 BC: Agriculture began in the Americas perhaps this early, in complete isolation from the Old World.[2]
  • Artifacts of stone were supplemented by those of metal, and the crafts of basketry, pottery, weaving (Africa).
  • Dead were buried in a fetal position, surrounded by the burial offerings and artifacts, facing west (Africa).
  • Decorated, black-topped clay pots and vases; bone and ivory combs, figurines, and tableware, are found in great numbers (Africa).
  • Jewelry of all types and materials (Africa).
  • Objects began to be made not only with a function, but also with an aesthetic value. (Africa)
  • Organized, permanent settlements focused around agriculture. (Africa)

Cultural landmarks

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References

  1. Zdanowicz, C. M.; Zielinski, G. A.; Germani, M. S. (1999). "Mount Mazama eruption; calendrical age verified and atmospheric impact assessed". Geology 27 (7): 621–624. doi:10.1130/0091-7613(1999)027<0621:MMECAV>2.3.CO;2. http://geology.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/abstract/27/7/621. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.
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