Urbanization Timeline

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  • 6500 BCE
    Jericho is the first major walled city, with a population of about 2,500.
  • 4500 BCE
    First walled cities. Uruk in Mesopotamia first city.
  • 4100 BCE - 2900 BCE
    Uruk Period in Mesopotamia. First cities.
  • c. 4000 BCE
    First settlement of Ur.
  • 3400 BCE
    Priests become the rulers of Mesopotamian cities.
  • c. 2800 BCE - c. 1900 BCE
    The rise of the great Indian cities of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa.
  • c. 1900 BCE - c. 1500 BCE
    Decline of the Harappan Culture in India.