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Life History Event Timeline

APES LIFE HISTORY ANALOGY If all of life's history (4.7 billion years) were from from Los Angeles to New York (2462 miles), then the following events would happen at


 

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
1 0   0
2012

Now is an interesting time to live.  It seems we have so many decisions to make and problems to solve, but life is flourishing on our planet right at this moment.  Conditions are right for life.

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
 2  8.3812765e-6   16
Description of Events that Affected Life on Earth. Also Include Picture or Videos. 

I was brought into the world by my mother.

 Event #   Analogy Value   Years ago
 3 2.6191489e-5   50
Space Travel

Artificial Satellite orbits the Earth

 Event #  Analogy Value   Years Ago 
 4 9.428936e-5   180
Fossil Fuels

Use of fossil fuels and coal begins

 Event #   Analogy Value   Years Ago 
 5 1.3095744e-4   250
Industrial Revolution

 Start of the Industrial Revolution in Europe

 Event #   Analogy Value   Years Ago 
6 1.57148936e-4   300
Cascadia Earthquake
 

9.2 earthquake on January 26, 1700

 Event # Analogy Value   Years Ago 
7 .001728638   3,300
Iron Age

 Humans begin use of iron

 Event #   Analogy Value   Years Ago 
8 .0027762979   5,300
Bronze  Age

 Discovery of bronze leads to new inventions

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
9 .004714468   9000
Metal Smithing began

 Humans begin metal smithing

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
10 .00597165   11,400
End of Wurm/Wisconsin glacial period

 Sea level rises by 300 feet

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
11 .006757404   12900
Comet explosion over Canada

causes extinction of American megafauna such as the wooly mammoth and sabre tooth cat

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
12 .0077857446   15,000
Bering land bridge exposed

Bridge between Alaska and Siberia allows human migration

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
13 .0077857446   15,000
Last ice sheets retreat from North America

Signals the end of the last Ice Age

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
14 .009952766   19,000

Antarctic Sea ice starts melting

 Event #  Your Analogy Value
Years Ago 
15 0.115242533   22,000
Tioga Glacial Maximum

Sea level was 130 meters lower than today

 Event #  Your Analogy Value    Years Ago 
16 0.1489638   26,500
Taupo Eruption

Tuapo supervolcanic eruption in New Zealand

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
17 0.2095319   40,000
Cro-Magn

First humans appear in Europe

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
18 .02409617   46,000
Australia becomes arid

Bush fires destroy habitats and megafauna die off

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
19 .03668908   70,000
Tahoe glacial maximum

Glaciers cover most of Canada and US

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
20 .038763404   74,000
Volcanic eruption

Homo Sapiens reduced to about 10,000

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
21 .038763404   74,000
Toba volcanic eruption

Releases large volumes of sulfur dioxide 

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
22 .0550021277   105,000
Stone Age

Humans use stone for building

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
23 .057621276   110,000
Wurm/Wisconsin Glacial period

Wurm/Wisconsin Glacial period starts

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
24 .065478   125,000
Eemian Stage

Hardwood forests grow above arctic circle

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
25 .083812766   160,000
Homo Sapiens

Homo sapiens appeared

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
26 .1938170   370,000
Humans and Neanderthals

Human ancestors and Neanderthals are fully separate populations

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
27 .2383425   455,000
Mindel/Kansan Glacial period

Glaciers cover much of North America

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
28 .33525106   640,000
Yellowstone

Yellowstone supervolcanic eruption

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
29 .36680851   700,000
Human/Neanderthal

Humans and Neanderthals begin to diverge genetically

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
30 .4295404   820,000
Sherwin Glaciation

Presence of large birds and mammals

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
31 .8905106   1,700,000
Homo Erectus

Homo Erectus first moves out of Africa

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
32 1.351480   2,580,000
Pleistocene epoch

Several major episodes of global cooling, presence of wooly mammals

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
33 1.361957   2,600,000
Homo Habilis

Homo Habilis appeared

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
34 1.57148936   3,000,000
Formation of Arctic ice cap

Accumulation of ice at the poles

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
35 2.09531914   4,000,000
Joining of North and South America

North and South America join at the isthmus of Panama

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
36 17.81021277   34,000,000
Global Cooling

Global cooling creates permanent Arctic ice sheets

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
37 29.2297021   55,800,000
Global warming

Major global warming episode as temperatures rapidly increase

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
38 34.31085   65,500,000
Cretaceous Mass extinction

Meteor impacts Yucatan, Mexico and 85% of species go extinct

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
39 94.289361   180,000,000
North America

North America separates from Africa

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
40 105.289787   201,000,000
Marine Mass extinction 

Mass extinction created by oceanic anoxic event that killed 20% of marine families

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
41 131.481276   251,000,000
Permian Triassic Mass extinction

Meteorite impact that killed 90% of marine species and 75% of land species

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
42 239.9140426   458,000,00
Plants

First land plants appear

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
43 267.1531915   510,000,000
Fossilized Fish 

Oldest fossil fish

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
44 471.446808   900,000,000
Metazoan period

Metazoan organisms die and become fossalized

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
45 10417.65954   2,000,000,000
Atmosphere forms 

Oxygen builds up to form the ozone

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
46 1309.574468   2,500,000,000
Continents

First stable continents are found

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
47 1571.489362   3,000,000,000
Earth's magnetic field

First evidence of Earth's magnetic field

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
48 1990.553191   3,800,000,000
First evidence of life

monocellular life forms such as eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
49 1990.553191   3,800,000,000
Surface of Earth 

Earth's surface changes from a molten state to solid rock

 Event #  Your Analogy Value   Years Ago 
50 2462   4,700,000,000
Formation of Earth

Earth is formed by the collection of swirling space matter

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