7th millennium BC

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Environmental changes

  • Circa 6500 BC – English Channel formed
  • Circa 6100 BC – The Storegga Slide, causing a megatsunami in the Norwegian Sea
  • Circa 6000 BC – Rising sea levels form the Torres Strait, separating Australia from New Guinea.
  • Circa 6000 BC – Melting Ice in Antarctic ended about 6000 years ago.
  • Circa 6000 BC – Ocean levels that were once 100-120 m below present levels, only about 30 m below current levels.
  • Circa 6000 BC – Between 12,000 BC and 5,000 BC it appears that massive inland flooding due to catastrophic glacier melt was taking place in several regions of the world, making for subsequent sea level rises which could be relatively abrupt for many worldwide

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  • Agriculture appears in Europe (Greece, Italy)
  • Beekeeping is first recorded. Rock paintings on cave walls in Africa and eastern Spain show people gathering honey from trees or rock crevices while bees fly around them - cave drawings in Spain, near Valencia.
  • Pastoralism and cultivation of cereals (East Sahara)
  • First pottery in Mesopotamia
  • Gold and native copper begin to be used
  • Domestication of the cow in the Middle East
  • Archaic pottery making, burial mound construction, and garden technology North America
  • Indians begin using stone to grind food and to hunt bison and smaller animals North America
  • Deciduous plants make their appearance on Long Island. North America
  • Northern Atlantic is cooled by 3-6C due to collapsing ice dams releasing enormous floods North America
  • Better toolkits in use by 6000BC. North America
  • Mexico - Incipient agriculture begins South America
  • Peru, Guitarrero Cave, plant fibers are twisted, knotted, and looped into baskets, mats South America
  • City: Asia - 6, 000 BC: Village of Ban Po in China
  • City: 6,000 BC: Jericho
  • Eastern Med - Forms of pottery become decoration
  • Animal figures of Estuarine-period rock painting in Australia include saltwater fish and crocodiles Australia

Cultural landmarks

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