13.8 Billion Years Ago – In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.1
4.5 Billion Years Ago – The Solar System2has formed. Five of the six creative days of the earth is complete. At this point, the earth has a primitive atmosphere not suited for life and is covered with water.3
4.5 Billion Years Ago to the end of the 5th Millenium BCE – Five of the six creative days of the earth are complete.4
a. 4000 BCE – Creation of Adam and Eve. The six creative days are complete.5
a. 2350 BCE – Global flood. After the flood, the population began to spread rapidly through Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth.6
Whether you follow the evolutionary or the creation timelines, these histories seem to merge together around the 2nd millennia BCE. At this time, there were many tribes9 and a few legitimate civilizations10 scattered around the earth.