Prehistoric Periods Names Dates
Middle Paleolithic c. 78,000–28,000 B.C.
Upper Paleolithic c. 28,000–10,000
Neolithic c. 10,000–6000
Chalcolithic c. 6000–3000
Hassuna c. 5500–5000
Halaf/Ubaid c. 5000–4000
Uruk c. 4000–3100
Jemdet Nasr c. 3100–2900
Southern Mesopotamia
Early Dynastic I c. 2900–2750
Early Dynastic II c. 2750–2600
Early Dynastic III c. 2600–2350
Dynasty of Akkad c. 2334–2193
Third Dynasty of Ur c. 2112–2004
Old Babylonian period c. 1800–1595
Isin-Larsa dynasties c. 2025–1887
First Dynasty of Babylon c. 1800–1600
Kassite Dynasty c. 1475–1155
Second Dynasty of Isin c. 1155–1027
Second Dynasty of Sealand c. 1700–1570
Dynasty of E 979–647
Assyrian domination 732–626
Neo-Babylonian Dynasty 626–539
Northern Mesopotamia
Old Assyrian period 2025–1365
Middle Assyrian period 1400–1050
Neo-Assyrian empire 934–610
Achaemenid empire 550–330
Seleucid Dynasty 305–126
Parthian period 126 B.C.–A.D. 224
Sassanian period A.D. 224–651
Islamic period Since 642

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