Timeline of Humans – Printer Friendly

Timeline of Humans – Printer Friendly

This version is tiled to print out on 30 pages of letter sized paper.

6 Responses to “Timeline of Humans – Printer Friendly”

  1. Fatima says:

    Great work! Very useful. Any chance of you making the Timeline of Writing printer friendly too?

  2. Susanne says:

    The timeline is most beautiful and I would like to use it with my students, Aboriginal children in an Aboriginal community in Australia. However, Aboriginal history has not been included and we believe that it is an essential, but unfortunately often forgotten, component of the human timeline. Would you be able to add some Australian Aboriginal elements to your timeline? We would greatly appreciate it and surely use it in our classroom. Thank you very much.

    • jonathan says:

      I agree. The typical timeline does appear to be very Euro-centric. However, this is not the intention. According “Western” theories (and yes, this is Euro-centric as well) all humans alive today have a common set of ancestors that originated in central Africa. This includes the Aborigines of Australia. The cultural eras indicated on the timeline are supposed to apply equally to all humans in a very general manner. The cultural progression of the Aborigines is assumed here to follow a path not unlike that of other peoples in other areas of the world. In this way, the timeline is “supposed” to be applicable to everyone everywhere. Again, this is a very Euro-centric point of view but my limited exposure to such theories has not uncovered a significantly different theory supported equally by scientific endeavors across a multitude of disciplines.

  3. Carla says:

    Hi I love your site, Gerat job!!!! but can you post the complete timeline of humans or send to me? Because the time line stoped in Neolithic era. Thanks

  4. Susanne says:

    Hi, absolutly teriffic- a great job -wonderful!! My question: do you have the complete timeline for Western Europe like the..

    Bronze Age (c. 2000 – 800 BC)
    Iron Age (c. 800 – 1 BC)
    Roman (c. AD 1 – 400)
    Early medieval period (c. AD 400 – 800)
    Medieval period (800 – c. 1500)
    Post-medieval period (c. 1500 – c. 1800)

    I would be very thankful if you could send them to me.

    Best Regards


  5. Deepa says:

    Great work!!… Would be great to use it with the children. Thank you so much for sharing your effort :)..
    i do have a question though.. is the human timeline the complete timeline? it starts with middle paleolithic…. would that mean that lower paleolithic is not included in this time line?

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