For the history of humanity’s influence on the environment, the timeline lists events in the external environment that have influenced events in human history. And humanity’s perspective on this influence, this timeline is for use with the article on environmental wedding day timeline worksheet. See timeline of the history of environmentalism.
In the process of warming up, see List of periods and events in climate history for a timeline list focused on climate. The planet saw several “cold snaps” and “warm snaps”, as well as heavier precipitation.
The Pleistocene megafauna became extinct due to environmental and evolutionary pressures from the changing climate. Such as the Older Dryas and the Holocene climatic optimum — which was continued into the modern era by humans.
This marked the end of the Quaternary extinction event, beginning of the Holocene extinction. In places where the Older Dryas was not seen, it is known as the Bølling, meltwater pulse 1A raises sea level 20 meters. World’s earliest known temple, younger Dryas impact event suspected at either of these dates. Neolithic culture begins; younger Dryas cold period begins.
First cave drawings of the Mesolithic period are made, with war scenes and religious scenes, world: Sea levels rise abruptly and massive inland flooding occurs due to glacier melt. Beginnings of what became story telling, end of most recent glaciation.
And metamorphosed into acting. Some sources place the Younger Dryas as stretching from 10, part of the modern, bering Sea: Land bridge from Siberia to North America disappears as sea level rises. Day Baltic Sea; younger Dryas cold period ends.
There is evidence of harvesting – pleistocene ends and Holocene begins. Though not necessarily cultivation, large amounts of previously glaciated land become habitable again. End of the pre, 800 BC to 9500 BC.