Rhetorical stage Before 1000 BC. ca. 70,000 BC – South Africa, ochre rocks adorned with scratched geometric patterns (see Blombos Cave). ca. 35,000 BC to 20,000 BC – Africa and France, earliest known prehistoric attempts to quantify time.

Date Event; 383 BCE or c. 330 BCE: The Second Buddhist council is convened by Kalasoka of the Shishunaga dynasty and held in Vaishali.The Sangha divides into the Sthaviravadins and the Mahasanghikas led by the monk Mahādeva, primarily over the question of addition or subtraction of rules from the Vinaya]].