Timeline of Canaan

7000 B.C.

  • stone age settlements thriving (c. 7000 B.C.)

2000 B.C.

  • Gubla (Byblos) maintaining a thriving trade partnership with Egypt (c. 2000 B.C.)
  • Amorites sack many coastal Canaanite cities leading to their abandonment (c. 2000 B.C.)
  • Jerusalem is a thriving fortified city (c. 1800 B.C.)
  • Canaanite cities revived (c. 1300 B.C.)
  • Israelite invasions of Canaan begin (1230 B.C.)
  • invasions by the Sea Peoples lead to the abandonment of Ugarit (c. 1200 B.C.)
  • Sea Peoples establish Philistia on Canaan's southern coast (c. 1180 B.C.)
  • Canaan vying for control with the Phoenician cities of Tyre and Sidon (c. 1100-700 B.C.)