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1-4-7 European Timeline

Introduction

All dates rounded to the decade or century are approximate.

 

Stone Age

  • 43000 BC: man arrives in Europe
  • 18000 BC: Last Glacial Maximum
  • 10679 BC: Younger Dryas or Big Freeze
  • 8000 BC: people recolonise northern Europe
  • 7000 BC: farmers start to move into Europe

 

Copper Age

  • 5000-4000 BC: copper-using Balkan cultures
  • 3500 BC: wheeled vehicles; ploughs; wool sheep
  • 2900 BC: first Bell Beakers in Portugal

 

Bronze Age

  • 2500 BC: Minoans arrive in Crete
  • 2300 BC: bronze made widely

 

Iron Age

  • 800-500 BC: Hallstat Culture in Central Europe
  • 600-0 BC: Jastorf Culture in what is now northern Germany and north-west Poland
  • 450 BC: La Tene Culture begins
  • 356–323 BC: campaigns of Alexander the Great

 

Roman Period

  • 458 BC: Romans begin to expand
  • by 50 BC: Germanic-speaking people had spread west to the Rhine and south to the Danube, expelling Celtic-speakers
  • 116 AD: Roman Empire reaches its maximum extent
  • 271 AD: Dacia was abandoned by Rome to the Goths
  • 395–476 AD: decline and fall of the western empire
  • 410 AD: Rome sacked by Alaric the Goth

 

Migration Period

  • 300 AD: Goths settled north of the Black Sea
  • 375 AD: Huns displaced the Goths from north of the Black Sea
  • 395 AD: Huns pushed into the Eastern Roman Empire
  • 400 AD: Angles, Saxons and Jutes start to settle in lowland Britain
  • 411 AD: Alans settled in Lusitania and Suebi in Galicia
  • 500 AD: Slavs settle around the Oder
  • 550 AD: Slavs take Bohemia
  • 660 AD: Slavs take the Elbe-Saale region

 

See World Timelines from The British Museum for a much flashier, world-wide and much more detailed chronologies.

Page created by Jean Manco 16 September 2010. Last revised 11-01-2011

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