Texas Almanac, 1996-1997 Page: 37
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A Timeline of Texas History
On the following pages is a timeline of history. The major events in Texas history are in the column on
the left side of each page, while important happenings in world and United States history are in a parallel col-
umn on the right side. Six historians, whose names are given at the end of the list, have reviewed this timeline
for the Texas Almanac. We are grateful for their corrections and suggestions.
c. 11,000-8000 - First immigrants drift into the area
now called Texas.
c. 8000-7000 - Burial from this era Is the earliest so
far discovered in Texas - a female nicknamed Leann,
whose remains have been found at a site in William-
son County north of Austin. The burial of a man and a
boy at a site in Bosque County near Waco dates from
the same time period. Artifacts found at the Bosque
County site indicate participation in an extensive trade
network with other tribal groups.
c. 4000 - People in the lower-Pecos River area leave
distinctive forms of art painted on cave walls and
other rock surfaces.
This pictograph in the Fate Bell Shelter can be viewed
by visitors to Seminole Canyon State Park near Corn-
stock, Val Verde Co Photo by Jim Zintgraff, courtesy
Texas Archeological Research Laboratory UT-Austin.
800 - 1500 - Farmers/hunters build and occupy what
is today called the Buried City, stone dwellings
located southeast of Perryton in Ochiltree County on
c. 40,000 - Cro-Magnon Man enters Europe from
c. 30,000 - Neanderthal Man disappears.
c. 28,000 - First humans cross into the Americas from
c. 10,000 - Humans reach southern tip of South
c. 8000 - Agriculture develops in Middle East.
c. 7000 - Humans begin to use metals.
4236 - First date in Egyptian calendar.
3760 - First date in Jewish calendar.
3372 - First date in Mayan calendar.
2700 - Khufu (Cheops) builds the Great Pyramid at
Giza in Egypt.
c. 2000 - Village life develops in Valley of Mexico.
- Bronze Age in northern Europe.
1860 - Stonehenge built in Britain.
1728 - Hammurabi the Great, writer of Code of Laws,
ascends to throne of Babylon.
c. 1450- Height of Minoan civilization in Crete.
1420 - Amenhotep III begins Golden Age of Egypt.
1250 - Exodus of Israelites from Egypt.
753 - Traditional date of founding of Rome.
551 - Birth of ConfucIus, Chinese philosopher.
141 - Jews liberate Jerusalem.
55-44 - Rule of Julius Caesar.
5 - Jesus bom.
30 - Crucifixion of Jesus.
43- Roman conquest of Britain.
79 - Pompeill buried under volcanic ash from Vesu-
c. 100 - Paper invented in China.
135 - Diaspora, or dispersing of Jews from Palestine,
by order of Roman Emperor Hadrian.
180 - Teotihuacin in central Mexico is largest city in
370 - Huns invade Europe from Asia.
711 - Moslem conquest of Spain.
756 - Papal states founded in Italy.
800 - Charlemagne crowned emperor.
c. 900-1200 -Toltec empire rules Valley of Mexico.
1066 - Battle of Hastings won by William the Con-
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Ramos, Mary G. Texas Almanac, 1996-1997, book, 1995; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth162514/m1/37/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.