Time Line of Ancient Central Asia (Encyclopedia of the Ancient World)
5000 b.c.e. to 0840 c.e.
- 5000-3000 b.c.e.
Kelteminar culture develops in Central Asia south of the Aral Sea.
- 3000 b.c.e.
Kitoi culture begins in Central Asia (present-day Russia)
- 2500 b.c.e.
Afanasievo culture begins in Siberia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Xinjiang, representing the transition from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age in these areas.
- 2000 b.c.e.
The Mongols originate in the region around Lake Baikal, the natural boundary between Siberia and present-day Mongolia.
- 1750 b.c.e.
Andronovo culture, the bridge between the Neolithic and Bronze Age civilizations in Kazakhstan and Western Siberia, begins.
- 1250 b.c.e.
Karasuk culture begins to develop in southern Siberia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan.
- 1000-690 b.c.e.
The Cimmerians, an Indo-European people related to the Thracians, live in the Ukraine.
- 8th century b.c.e.
The Scythians hunt the Cimmerians to extinction in the Volga River Valley, Armenia, the borders of Assyria,...
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