According to Plato, the island of Atlantis sank around 9600 BCE.
About this time there is wild grain harvesting along the Nile, grain-grinding culture creates world's earliest stone sickle blades.
A spruce tree in the Dalarna province of Sweden, considered in the beginning of the 21st century to be the oldest living tree on Earth, began sprouting about this time.
§Anatolia (Modern Turkey)
Scientists have traced the origins of Indo-European languages to Turkey using the same methods developed to track bird flu, HIV and other viruses.
The viral modelling traced languages such as English and German to Anatolia, what is now Turkey, where they were first used about 8,000 to 9,500 years ago. The researchers looked at basic vocabulary from 103 ancient and contemporary Indo-European languages, and found that the age and location matched their Anatolian theory.