Times & Places

Near Eastern Chronology

Neolithic Age: 8000-3000 B.C.E.

Early Bronze Age: 3000-2000 B.C.E.

 Sumerian

 Akkadian

Middle Bronze Age: 2000-1500 B.C.E.

 Old Babylonian

 Canaanite

 Old Elamite

 Old Hittite

Late Bronze Age: 1500-1200 B.C.E.

 Mitannian

 Middle Assyrian

 Hittite Empire

 Middle Elamite

Iron Age: 1200-331 B.C.E.

 Assyrian Empire

 Phoenician

 Judaean

 Urartian

 Phyrigian

 Carian

 Lydian

 Chaldaean

 Persian

Excerpt from

Anne R. Bromberg and Karl Kilinski II, Gods, Men, and Heroes: Ancient Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996), 11.