Dene-Caucasian Hypothesis

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Concise Timetable on the History of the Na-Dene and Sino-Tibetan Languages

Start

End

Event / Period

-2.000.000

-15.000

Paleolithic, the Old Stone Age (ended with close of last ice age)

-1.000.000

 

First migration from Africa to (sub-) tropical areas of Eurasia

-100.000

-35.000

Neanderthal man

-50.000

 

Migration to Australia crossing the water barrier

-40.000

 

First evidence of human religion and art

-30.000

 

Migration to the Americas across "Beringia"

-10.000

 

Domestication of plants and animals

-9500

 

First evidence of abundant human occupation in North America

-8000

Now

Basque language gets isolated by expansion of Indo-Europeans

-7000

 

Amerind family of languages entered the Americas before this date

-7000

-3000

Na-Dene family of languages entered the Americas between these dates

-4000

 

Proto Sino-Tibetan estimated around or before this date

-3000

 

Eskimo-Aleut family of languages entered the Americas after this date

-1000

 

Archaic Chinese spoken (Old Chinese, OC)

500

1000

Ancient Chinese spoken (Middle Chinese, MC)

700

 

Written Tibetan, WT

 

1227

Tangut (Xixia) kingdom existed until this date

1300

 

Written Burmese, WB