A Moment in Time: 1200 B.C.
Mycenaean palaces are destroyed and major population centers of Greece are depopulated.
Maize cultivation is introduced into the Southwest from Mexico.
The great Sanskrit epic, the Rig Veda, is completed.
A major volcanic eruption in Iceland leaves Scotland without summer for two decades.
The Lapita people colonize western Polynesia.
The chariot is introduced into Shang Dynasty China from the western steppes.