Timeline to 20,000BCE

Abbreviations

BCE = Before Common Era (same as BC)
CE = Common Era (same as AD)
BP = Before Present

In this list, I am mostly interested in human creations, however I have included some of the earliest accidental evidences of humanity and culture as I deemed interesting.

3.6 Million Years BP — Oldest Hominin Footprints — Ethiopia

500,000 Years BP — Shell Engravings — Indonesia

40,000 Years BP — Wooden Sculpture — Germany

40,000 Years BP — Oldest Musical Instruments — Slovenia

43,900 Years BP — Oldest Representational Art — Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22,000 Years BP — New World Prehistoric Murals — Colombia