Timeblazers Jen and Sam travel back 63 million years before the first primitive people appeared on Earth, and they learn that people and dinosaurs never met. They jump to the Paleolithic age, when humans first appeared, to see some "cavemen," as they are often called. About 8000 BCE the first primitive civilizations began to develop after humans started farming. Then to 3100 BCE: The Egyptians. Around 750 BCE came the ancient Greek civilization; then from about 27 BCE to 476 CE came the Roman Empire. Then came the Middle Ages from 500 to about the year 1400, the Renaissance.