The Archaeologists Timeline

STONE AGE

Palaeolithic

Mesolithic

Early Neolithic

Late Neolithic

“Old Stone Age”

“Middle Stone Age”

“Early New Stone Age”

“Late New Stone Age”

500,000 - 10,000 BC

10,000 – 4000 BC

4000 – 3000 BC

3000 – 2500 BC

Hunter-gatherers; Primitive knapped stone tools

Villages/settlements start to farm but still hunting.

Farming begins

Henge building

 

 

 

 

 

 

METAL AGE

Beaker

Early Bronze Age

Late Bronze Age

Iron Age

2500 – 2200 BC

2200 – 1500 BC

1500 –800 BC

800 BC – AD 43

Increase in socialisation and trading.  Early use of copper, gold & silver

Socketed arrow heads

Socketed axes

 


EARLY GOVERNMENT

Roman

Early Medieval

Late Medieval

AD 43 – 410

AD 410 - 1066

AD 1066 – 1547

Romans invade Britain

Anglo-Saxons/Vikings (793 AD – 1066)

Normans/Plantagenets


MODERN ERA

Post Medieval

Industrial

Modern

AD 1547 - 1700

AD 1700 - 1901

AD 1901 -

Death of Henry VIII. Parliamentary constituencies established
Dissolution of the monasteries

Kingdom of Great Britain came into existence

Queen Victoria died.  Beginning of Edwardian period

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