Prehistory (250000 - 10000 B.C.E.)


Humans domesticate the sheep

The history of the domesticated sheep goes back to between 11000 and 9000 BC, and the domestication of the wild mouflon in ancient Mesopotamia.

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The Anyathian culture emerges in modern-day Myanmar

The earliest archaeological evidence suggests that cultures existed in Burma as early as 11,000 BCE. The Anyathian, Burma’s Stone Age, existed at a time thought to parallel the lower and middle Paleolithic in Europe.

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Early humans settle Ireland for the first time

A bear bone found in Alice and Gwendoline Cave, County Clare, in 1903 may push back dates for the earliest human settlement of Ireland to 10,500 BC. The bone shows clear signs of cut marks with stone tools, and has been radiocarbon dated to 12,500 years ago.

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The Aónikenk people emerge in modern-day Argentina

The Aónikenk people, better known by the exonym Tehuelche, are a group of indigenous peoples of Patagonia. They are widely believed to be the basis for the Patagones described by European explorers.

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