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Afghanistan

Afghanistan: 327 BCE - 2008  

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Alexander marries Roxana after subduing the territories of her father, a Bactrian chief in the modern region of Afghanistan
Africa

Africa: c. 15 million years ago - 2011  

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A primate of this period, at ease both in the trees and on the ground, is probably the common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans
Alexandria

Alexandria: 332 BCE - 1957  

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While in Egypt, Alexander founds Alexandria – the best known of the many towns he establishes to spread Greek culture
Argentina

Argentina: 1776 - 2007  

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Buenos Aires rather than Asunción is chosen to be capital of the new Spanish viceroyalty of La Plata
Asia

Asia: c. 500,000 years ago - 2011  

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Peking man shelters in caves south of modern Beijing, leaving many scraps of evidence of his way of life
Assyria and Babylon

Assyria and Babylon: 2000 BCE - c. 750  

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The god Ashur is worshipped at a shrine on the Tigris known by his name (the origin of the word Assyria)
Australia

Australia: c. 50 million years ago - 2007  

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Australia becomes a separate land mass, isolating its living creatures. They evolve into many species unique to the area
Australia and Oceania

Australia and Oceania: c. 50 million years ago - 2007  

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Australia becomes a separate land mass, isolating its living creatures. They evolve into many species unique to the area
Austria

Austria: c. 25,000 years ago - 1975  

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A Stone Age sculptor shapes a timeless image of female fecundity in the famous Willendorf Venus
Belgium

Belgium: c. 20 BCE - 1978  

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The Netherlands, or 'low countries' around the Rhine delta, enter history as the Roman province of Germania Inferior
Bohemia

Bohemia: c. 35,000 years ago - 1993  

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Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers use mammoth tusks and bones to support hide-covered tents at Dolni Vestonice (in the Czech Republic)
Brazil

Brazil: 1494 - 2005  

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In negotiations about the New World at Tordesillas, the king of Portugal insists on a new demarcation line which later brings him Brazil
Britain

Britain: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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Humans are by this time living in Britain, in what is now Norfolk, and are making stone tools
British Isles

British Isles: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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Humans are by this time living in Britain, in what is now Norfolk, and are making stone tools
Canada

Canada: c. 30,000 years ago - 2006  

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With the sea level falling, a land bridge (known as Beringia) forms between Siberia and Alaska, enabling humans to enter the continent of America
Caribbean

Caribbean: c. 1000 - 2010  

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Man-eating Caribs move into the islands around the sea named after them - the Caribbean
Central Africa

Central Africa: c. 5000 BCE - 2001  

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The Sahara, damp enough for the hippopotamus, supports neolithic communities until it begins to dry up in about 3000 BC
Central America

Central America: c. 5000 BCE - 2010  

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Squash and chili are the first plants to be cultivated in America, in the Tehuácan valley in modern Mexico
Central Asia

Central Asia: c. 3800 BCE - 2010  

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Copper is extracted from ore by smelting at various sites in Iran
Chile

Chile: 1810 - 2010  

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Chile begins four years of untroubled independence, ruled by a junta introducing liberal reforms

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