Earliest times to 4000 BCE: The Beginnings of Human Society
ca. 460,000 to 220,000 BCE
"Peking Man"     Neolithic China, Yangshao
ca. 10,000 to 2,000 BCE
Paleolithic and Neolithic Japan, Jomon
ca. 50,000 to 300 BCE
Neolithic Korea
ca. 7,000 to 900 BCE
Neolithic Southeast Asia
ca. 7,000 to 1,500
Mesolithic & Neolithic South Asia, Indus Valley / Early Harappan
ca. 9,000 to 1,000 BCE
Table of Contents - Earliest times to 4000 BCE

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Neolithic Period

ca. 7,000 to 1,500 BCE
Southeast Asia, 8,000-2,000 B.C. [Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
"Excavations of sites in Vietnam and Thailand reveal that early Neolithic cultures here produced flaked stone tools and ceramics with pressed decoration." With a period overview and list of key events.

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