TIMELINE 

OF EVOLUTION

We map Earth's history into a 12-hour imaginary clock. 4.567 billion years ago, when the Earth first formed, happens at 0:00:00. The first prokaryotic organisms, very simple cells lacking a nucleus, appear rather early, at around 1:49:33. They dominate the planet until the eukaryotic cells, those unicellular organisms containing membrane-bound complex structures, appear between 2.1 and 1.8 billion years ago, or at 6:31:18 in our clock. Complex creatures arrive at 10:35, amphibians and reptiles at 11:04:44, and dinosaurs at 11:24:46, staying for only 25 minutes. It is fascinating to realize that on such a scale, humans have been on the planet merely the last 2 seconds: since 11:59:58.

  • Origin of Homo sapiens: 250 thousand years ago $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. The Origin of Life. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Dogs First Domesticated. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Evidence of Art by Homo erectus. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. First Appearance of Neanderthals $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Evidence of the Control of Fire $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Africans Went Out of Africa $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Acheulean Technology. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Divergence Between Chimpanzees and Bonobos $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Stone Tools $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Land Bridge Between North and South America $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. The Age of Lucy, the Fossil. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Bipedal Hominid $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Evidence of Bipedalism $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Divergence Between Hominids and Chimpanzees. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Birds. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. The Origin of Apes. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Mammal Fossil. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Primate Fossil. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Continents Reach Current Configuration. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Pangaea Breaks Apart. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Hominid Fossil. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Dinosaurs Go Extinct. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Dinosaurs. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. The Permian Extinction $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Amphibians and Reptiles $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. First Land Plants and Insects $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. The Cambrian Explosion $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. First Animal Fossils $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Multicellular Fossils. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Eukaryotic Fossil $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. First Eukaryotic Cells $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest Fossils. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. The Earth Formed. $0.95
  • Plants and Animals. Subspecies Artificially Selected. $0.95
  • Horses First Domesticated 5,000 Years Ago $0.95
  • Domestication of Plants and Animals. $0.95
  • Dogs Were Domesticated 14,000 Years Ago. $0.95
  • Homo sapiens Artwork. Cave of Lascaux, France. $0.95
  • Homo sapiens Artwork. Venus of Willendorf. $0.95
  • Homo sapiens Artwork. Cave Paintings of Pech Merle $0.95
  • Homo sapiens Artwork. Cave Paintings of Cosquer $0.95
  • Homo sapiens Artwork. Paintings 32,000 years old. $0.95
  • Homo sapiens Artwork. Oldest Sculptures and Musical Instruments. $0.95
  • Homo erectus Produced Artwork 280,000 Years Ago $0.95
  • Human Evolution. Discovery of Selam: Australopithecus afarensis. $0.95
  • Human Evolution. Discovery of the Laetoli Footprints. $0.95
  • Human Evolution. Lucy: Australopithecus afarensis. $0.95
  • Events in Evolution. Earliest control of Fire. $0.95

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