28 different chronological periods, also depending on geographical contexts, are considered in CDLI for dating cuneiform documents. These are:

Period  Chronological Range  CDLI texts and documents
Pre-Writing  ca. 8500-3500 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Uruk V  ca. 3500-3350 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Uruk IV  ca. 3350-3200 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Uruk III  ca. 3200-3000 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Proto-Elamite  ca. 3100-2900 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Early Dynastic I-II  ca. 2900-2700 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Early Dynastic IIIa  ca. 2700-2500 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Early Dynastic IIIb  ca. 2500-2340 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Ebla  ca. 2350-2250 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Old Akkadian  ca. 2340-2200 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Linear Elamite  ca. 2200 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Lagash II  ca. 2200-2100 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Harappan  ca. 2200-1900 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Ur III  ca. 2100-2000 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Early Old Babylonian  ca. 2000-1900 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Old Assyrian  ca. 1970-1700 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Old Babylonian  ca. 1900-1600 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Middle Hittite  ca. 1500-1100 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Middle Babylonian  ca. 1400-1100 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Middle Assyrian  ca. 1400-1000 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Middle Elamite  ca. 1300-1100 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Neo-Assyrian  911-612 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Neo-Elamite  770-539 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Neo-Babylonian  626-539 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Achaemenid  547-331 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Hellenistic  323-63 BC CDLI entries dated to that period
Parthian  247 BC - 224 AD CDLI entries dated to that period
Sassanian  224-641 AD CDLI entries dated to that period
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