It covers the time from the Middle Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) to the very beginnings of the Bronze Age.
The divisions used are those delineating the European Stone Age; however, many regions around the world underwent various stages of Stone Age development at different times.
There are many mysteries surrounding this ancient civilization that occupied what is now Bulgaria and some adjoining parts of Romania, Greece and Turkey.
In archaeological terms, evidence of civilization in Bulgarian lands date back thousands of years.
Not coincidentally it was found in Provadia (Bulgaria) the oldest prehistoric city in Europe, dated between 4,700 BC and 4,200 BC, a fortified settlement of 350 inhabitants.
Many smaller European towns and cities are named after their founders, often dating back many hundreds of years. In Latin America it is common practice to name (and often rename) birthplace towns for political leaders or distinguished figures.
Template: Human Timeline This timeline of human prehistory comprises the time from the first appearance of Homo sapiens in Africa 200,000 years ago to the invention of writing and the beginning of history approximately 5,500 years ago.
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The passage of the millennia has brought us traces of ancient civilizations that shone enough to make their cultural glimpses last through the ages.Humanity itself has featured in the art, culture, and funerary rites of these civilizations, so while from a mollusk we only find a trace of fossilized shell, from a human we find much more than just remains, we find pyramids, mounds, sculptures, coins, tools, weapons, scripts, treasures, houses, palaces, altars, and more.All dates are approximate and based on research in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, genetics, geology, and linguistics.They are all subject to revision based on new discoveries or analyses.All of this, in light of archaeology, allows us to know more about our ancestors.
But for some of them, like the Thracians, what has been discovered barely casts a shadow over what is still unknown.