Human history on earth has spanned over one million years, and along the way there have been some amazing developments that have helped shape the landscape of human health, enlightenment and longevity.

Let there be lights! Heat! And increased brain power!
Between 700,000 and 1,000,000 years ago, fire was created and not only provided light and heat, but gave way to cooked meals that are believed to have influenced the human brain’s evolution.

English as a fifth-thousandth Language
One single language begot six ancient languages and theories before booming into the 5,000 languages that are spoken on earth today.

Pre-Metal Tools
-2.6 million years ago the earliest tool making developed in East Africa
-9000 B.C.E. (Before Common Era) marked the origin of modern day metals, with copper, bronze and iron entering the fold as generations passed

Sowing the Seeds of Stationary Lifestyles
-Hunting and gathering transitioned into planting and harvesting, and animal raising techniques between 15,000 — 20,000 years ago
-Barley, wheat, flax were grown, and cattle, sheep, goats and pigs were raised as food to phase out the Mesolithic era

Math, Astronomy and the Ability to Set a Date!
-50,000 B.C.E. saw the first evidence of counting, with geometrical shapes to follow 25,000 years later
-3,500 brought Stonehenge to fruition, with the first solar-lunar calendar put into use 1,500 years later in Egypt
-180 B.C.E the first accurate star map was created, and changed clocks, calendars and navigation forever

Celestial Science
-The center is the Sun, so says Copernicus within the years 1500-1700, Common Era (C.E.)
-Isaac Newton announces gravity is the force of mechanics

Revolutionizing Industry Forever
-Steam, coal and powered machinery lessen the load for industrialized workers

Technology Wins
-Computers, communication networks, the internet and electronics take over the workforce and homes changing the way the world does business and communicates
-Digital devices continue to grow in power, as their physical composition decreases, powering the world from the palm of your hand

To learn more about the the most important developments in human history, created by Norwich University, take a look below at the infographic below.

The Most Important Developments in Human History

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