Items marked with an asterisk are defined in more detail in the Glossary. Standard abbreviations are used for Canadian provinces (see Abbreviations), but 'Newfoundland' is not abbreviated in the table until 1949, when it became a province of Canada.
|Date||Historical Events||Literary Events|
|11000 BC||Evidence of human habitation in Canada (Yukon); humans probably present much earlier|
|9000 BC||Permanent fishing settlements on northwest coast|
|1000 BC||Evidence of agriculture, Atlantic regions|
|800 BC||Dorset culture, Hudson Strait|
|300AD||Prairie village culture|
|985||First European sighting of Canada|
|1000||Viking settlement in Newfoundland; Thule culture begins to supersede Dorset|
|1390–1450||*Iroquois Confederacy founded|
|1497||Giovanni Caboto sails under English flag from Bristol to Newfoundland|
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Publication information: Book title: Canadian Literature. Contributors: Faye Hammill - Author. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press. Place of publication: Edinburgh. Publication year: 2007. Page number: xi.
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