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South Africa

South Africa: c. 15 million years ago - 2010  

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...Science Life sciences Africa East Africa c. 6 million years ago 6 million years ago Various species of ape develop the habit of walking upright on two feet Paranthropus A Dictionary of Zoology 3 Evolution Prehistory Science Life sciences Africa East Africa c. 4.5 million years ago 4.5 million years ago Certain primates, in eastern and southern Africa, are by now sufficiently like humans to be classed as hominids hominid A Dictionary of Biology 6 Evolution Prehistory Science Life sciences Africa East Africa c. 2.6 to 1.2 million years ago 2.6 to 1.2...

Africa

Africa: c. 15 million years ago - 2011  

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...c. 2.2 million years ago 2.2 million years ago Creatures of the genus Homo , classified as early modern humans, are living in east Africa Homo A Dictionary of Genetics 7 Evolution Prehistory Science Life sciences Migration East Africa Society c. 2.2 to 1.4 million years ago 2.2 to 1.4 million years ago Homo Habilis , the earliest widely acknowledged species in the genus Homo, lives in East Africa with a brain size much greater than the contemporary Australopithecus Boisei Homo habilis World Encyclopedia 1 Evolution Prehistory Science East Africa c. 1.85...

Europe

Europe: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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...A Dictionary of Astronomy 2 rev 2nd century BCE Greek science Science Astronomy and space Greece c. 130 BCE 130 BCE Hipparchus proposes a grid of 360° of latitude and longitude for mapmaking Hipparchus of Nicaea ( c. 190– c. 120  bc ) A Dictionary of Astronomy 2 rev 2nd century BCE Greek science Science Greece 129 BCE 129 BCE Hipparchus completes the first scientific star catalogue, mapping some 850 stars Hipparchus of Nicaea ( c. 190– c. 120  bc ) A Dictionary of Astronomy 2 rev 2nd century BCE Greek science Science Astronomy and space Greece 121 ...

Britain

Britain: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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...the franchise to male workers in rural areas Reform Acts A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Politics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles British prime ministers - from 1830 Europe Rulers and politicians 1884 1884 Greenwich becomes accepted internationally as the prime meridian, or 0° longitude prime meridian The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea 2 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Science Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe 1884 1884 The...

British Isles

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

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...the franchise to male workers in rural areas Reform Acts A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Politics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British prime ministers - from 1830 Europe Rulers and politicians Britain 1884 1884 Greenwich becomes accepted internationally as the prime meridian, or 0° longitude prime meridian The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea 2 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Science Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Europe Britain 1884 1884 The newly...

Latin America

Latin America: c. 5000 BCE - 2010  

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...Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology 2 2nd century BCE Mesoamerican civilization Central America Mexico c. 50 BCE 50 BCE The Maya independently develop the concept of place value in numbers, previously pioneered in Babylon Maya A Dictionary of World History 2 1st century BCE Mesoamerican civilization Science Central America Mexico c. 50 BCE 50 BCE The Maya introduce a calendar which has a cycle of fifty-two years, known as the Calendar Round Maya A Dictionary of World History 2 1st century BCE Mesoamerican civilization Science Astronomy and space Central...

Caribbean

Caribbean: c. 1000 - 2010  

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...1855 1855 Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole sets up her own 'British Hotel' in the Crimea to provide food and nursing for soldiers in need Black British literature The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Crimean War Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Science Medicine War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Europe Wars and Revolutions Britain Latin America 1868 1868 An uprising against Spanish rule in Cuba sparks off a Ten Years' War Cuban War of Independence The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the...

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