Background > First human settlement > Date: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
Antarctica 1948 AD
Argentina 9,000 BC
Ascension Island 1815 AD
Australia 48,000 BP
Bermuda 1609 AD
Brazil 41,000-56,000 BP
Cambodia 7,000 BC
Canada 25,000-40,000 BP
Cape Verde 1462 AD
Chile 14,800 BP
China 39,000-42,000 BP
Colombia 12,400 BP
Cyprus 12,500 BP
Czech Republic 31,000 BP
Democratic Republic of the Congo 90,000 BP
East Timor 42,000 BP
Egypt 50,000-80,000 BP
Estonia 7,600 BC
Ethiopia 195,000 BP
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1764 AD
Faroe Islands 600 AD
Fiji 1,095 BC
France 32,000 BP
Germany 42,000-43,000 BP
Greece 45,000 BP
Greenland 2,000 BC
Iceland 874 AD
India 70,000 BP
Indonesia 45,000 BP
Ireland 7,700 BC
Israel 100,000 BP
Italy 43,000-45,000 BP
Japan 47,000 BP
Laos 46,000 BP
Libya 50,000-180,000 BP
Madagascar 500 AD
Malaysia 34,000-46,000 BP
Malta 5,200 BC
Mauritius 1638 AD
Morocco 90,000-190,000 BP
New Zealand 1250–1300 AD
Norfolk Island 1300 AD
Norway 9,200 BC
Oman 75,000-125,000 BP
Peru 14,000 BP
Philippines 67,000 BP
Poland 30,000 BP
Portugal 24,500 BP
Puerto Rico 4,000 BC
Romania 37,800-42,000 BP
Saint Helena 1516 AD
Samoa 1,000 BC
South Africa 125,000 BP
Sri Lanka 34,000 BP
Sudan 140,000-160,000 BP
Svalbard 1619 AD
Taiwan 50,000 BP
Tonga 1,180 BC
Tuvalu 6,000 BC
United Arab Emirates 125,000 BP
United Kingdom 41,500-44,200 BP
United States 16,000 BP
Vanuatu 1,000 BC


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