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§Of World Interest

It was about this time that the comet Hyakutake last appeared near the Earth.


§Modern Niger

Tenerians colonized the region between 7000 BCE and 4500 BCE



Neolithic village of Choirokoitia (also known as Khirokitia) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to approximately 6800 BCE.


6776: Start of Hindu lists of kings according to ancient Greek references that give Hindus 150 kings and a history of 6,400 years before 300bce

§Middle East


Sumerian speakers were farmers who moved down from the north after perfecting irrigation agriculture there. The Ubaid pottery of southern Mesopotamia has been connected via Choga Mami Transitional ware to the pottery of the Samarra period culture (c. 5700-4900 BC C-14, 6640-5816 BC calBC) in the north, who were the first to practice a primitive form of irrigation agriculture along the middle Tigris River and its tributaries. The connection is most clearly seen at Tell Awayli (Oueilli, Oueili) near Larsa, excavated by the French in the 1980s, where 8 levels yielded pre-Ubaid pottery resembling Samarran ware. Farming peoples spread down into southern Mesopotamia because they had developed a temple-centered social organization for mobilizing labor and technology for water control, enabling them to survive and prosper in a difficult environment.

The primary agricultural crops were wheat and barley. Animals were also being domesticated.


Settlements such as Chogha Mish, dating back to 6800 BCE


The Fortifications/walls around Jericho date to 6800 BCE (or earlier), making Jericho the earliest known walled city.

§Near East

The Indus Valley Tradition: Early food producing era.


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