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What are the six major time periods of world history?

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What are the six major time periods of world history?

How to Divide History:

Throughout history, historians have tried to organize history thematically, through time periods, and through common achievements. Most often when we think of historical time periods, we conceptualize them in terms of names such as Paleolithic or the Dark Ages, but these are not always universally agreed upon by historians. There is much debate about time periods in world history and how to organize time, especially as it goes on.

Answer and Explanation:

Usually, the six time periods are organized as:

Pre 600 BCE (Ancient Era)

600 BCE - 600 CE (Classical Era)

600 CE - 1450 CE (Post-Classical Era)

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