4000 to 1000 BCE: Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples
Neolithic China ca. 10,000 to 2,000 BCE
Xia, Shang, Zhou ca. 2,100 to 771 BCE
Neolithic Japan, Jomon ca. 10,500 to 300 BCE
Neolithic Korea ca. 7,000 to 900 BCE
Neolithic Southeast Asia ca. 7,000 to 1,500 BCE
Bronze Age ca. 1,500 to 500 CE
Neolithic South Asia ca. 9,000 to 1,000 BCE Indus Valley/Harappan ca. 2,600 to 800 BCE
Vietnam & SE Asia


Neolithic Period and Bronze Age

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.

ca. 1,500 to 500 CE
Southeast Asia, 2,000-1,000 B.C. [Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
"Grave goods of Late Neolithic cultures include stone tools, shell beads and bracelets, and accomplished incised and cord-marked ceramics. Evidence of rice cultivation suggests that sedentary living is becoming more prevalent." With a period overview, list of key events, and two related artworks.

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