264 This page in the Diary of the Universe is still to be written and much of what it will say has already been written. Essentially it marks the beginning of the Current Era, (CE) that is, what used to be called AD. It is believed by many millions of people to be the date…
This post will be the final of 41 essays that cover the period from 2000 years ago to the modern age. What used to be known as 2000 AD is now 2000 CE.
60,000 years ago, modern humans have spread out from Africa and evolve into all the people on earth today. Separate populations evolve into the nationalities.
3500 BCE (before the Current Era) 5500 years ago, the first states arise, > 50,000 people includes small cities. China invents writing independently. Changes in human appearance in different regions produce many “races”.
12,000 years ago, the most recent Ice Age ends as reduced pigment skin (white humans) evolves in northern Europe to compensate for vitamin D deficiency.