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29000 BCE - 25000 BCE: Gravettian figurines including the Venus of Dolní Věstonice.
 
 
16000 BCE: Oldest pottery vessels known found in Japan
 
14500 BCE - 5000 BCE: The Incipient phase of the Jomon Period, earliest known pottery in the world made during this time.
 
14500 BCE - 300 BCE: Jomon Period in Japan.
 
 
14000 BCE: Pottery production at the Amur River in modern-day Russia.
 
 
8000 BCE: Ovens in use in the Near East are applied to pottery production.
 
 
5500 BCE: Oldest faience workshop in Egypt founded at Abydos.
 
5000 BCE - 3000 BCE: The Early phase of the Jomon Period.
 
 
4000 BCE: Creation at Uruk of first mass-produced bowls.
 
3500 BCE - 3100 BCE: Period V - Writing, crafts and pottery produced. Beer and wine brewed.
 
3000 BCE - 1000 BCE: The Middle phase of the Jomon Period.
 
 
2000 BCE: Pottery wheel introduced to Minoan civilization on Crete.
 
1900 BCE - 1500 BCE: Sphinxes are represented in Minoan art in pottery, plaques and fabrics.
 
1500 BCE - 1200 BCE: Sphinxes are represented in Mycenaean art, particularly in pottery and ivory carving.
 
 
1000 BCE: The first distinctive Greek pottery is produced, the Proto-geometric style.
 
 
900 BCE: The Geometric style of Greek pottery is first produced.
 
 
800 BCE: The first stylized human and animal figures appear on Greek Geometric pottery.
 
675 BCE: First instances of Etruscan bucchero wares are found at Cerveteri.
 
 
675 BCE - 626 BCE: Fine bucchero pottery style in Etruria.
 
650 BCE: Pegasus first appears on Greek pottery decoration.
 
 
625 BCE - 575 BCE: Transitional bucchero pottery style in Etruria.
 
 
625 BCE: Black-figure pottery created in Corinth.
 
 
625 BCE - 600 BCE: The orientalizing style of Greek pottery becomes popular in Corinth.
 
 
620 BCE - 600 BCE: Proto-corinthian reaches its zenith in artistic quality producing the best pottery in Greece.
 
600 BCE - 500 BCE: Corinthian pottery depicts scenes of the centaur Pholos and Hercules.
 
600 BCE - 400 BCE: Attic pottery depicts the centaur Chiron in various mythological scenes.
 
600 BCE - 500 BCE: The first depictions on black-figure pottery of Hercules fighting the centaur Nessos.
 
600 BCE - 550 BCE: Laconia produces black-figure pottery.
 
600 BCE - 480 BCE: Attic black-figure pottery dominates the greek ceramic market.
 
 
575 BCE - 480 BCE: Heavy bucchero pottery style in Etruria.
 
570 BCE - 560 BCE: Kleitias, one of the masters of black-figure pottery decoration is active.
 
 
570 BCE - 560 BCE: The black-figure Francois Vase is produced in Attica by Ergotimos (potter) and Kleitias (painter).
 
570 BCE: First signed example of black-figure pottery by Sophilos.
 
 
560 BCE - 520 BCE: Chalkidian black-figure pottery is produced in southern Italy.
 
545 BCE - 530 BCE: Exekias, perhaps the greatest black-figure pottery painter is active.
 
540 BCE: A black-figure vase by Exekias depicts Achilles killing the Amazon Penthesilea.
 
530 BCE: The Andokides Painter invents red-figure pottery.
 
530 BCE: Red-figure pottery style takes precedent over black-figure.
 
520 BCE - 500 BCE: The Pioneer Group of red-figure painters is active.
 
 
510 BCE: The Etruscan Portonaccio Temple is constructed at Veii.
 
510 BCE - 470 BCE: The Kleophrades Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
500 BCE - 460 BCE: Douris, the red-figure pottery painter is active.
 
490 BCE - 460 BCE: The Berlin Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
480 BCE - 450 BCE: The Pan Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
470 BCE - 425 BCE: The Achilles Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
470 BCE: The Providence Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
440 BCE: The Eretria Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
420 BCE - 400 BCE: The Meidias Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
400 BCE - 375 BCE: The Meleager Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
320 BCE: Last recorded examples of Attic Red-Figure Pottery.
 
 
57 BCE - 668 CE: Three Kingdoms Period in Korea (Silla, Goguryeo, and Baekje).
 
 
163 CE - 164 CE: Dating of Samian pottery on the Antonine Wall indicates its final abandonment.
 
 
300 CE - 700 CE: Haniwa terracotta figurines are placed outside Japanese mound tombs or kofun.
 
 
668 CE - 935 CE: Unified Silla Kingdom in Korea.
 
905 CE: The Kokinshu anthology of Japanese poetry is compiled.
 
 
918 CE - 1392 CE: The Goryeo Dynasty rules in Korea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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