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Any graphic representations of modern man's time line?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 13, 2010 at 4:10 AM

Can anyone point me towards a graphic representation of modern man, and our foods/developments? I seem to recall in Fat Head the Movie, a little descriptor of modern man's existence represented by a 24 hour clock, and agriculture being introduced about 5 minutes ago, grain/seed oils only maybe 2 minutes, etc....

Or a better descriptor: humanity being represented by a 100yd football field (American Football), at what yard line did agriculture come to be, where did Christianity arise, where was sugar refined, at what point was fire harnessed, where did electricity become our tool, the internet? stone tools, grain/seed oils..... it'd be a very eye opening exercise to mark off a local high school track or football field with pin flags denoting some key steps in man's development. It just might get a few folks off the mark to look into the ideas behind ancestral diet and lifestyle. To physically march off that 100yds and see the changes in our environs, with little to no change in our DNA.

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on October 13, 2010
at 01:02 PM

Thanks for digging this up. I'd love to have this compressed to just "modern man" and in relation to a 100yd football field (as those are plentiful here for me to use for exhibition's sake). Again, what key elements to add? Harnessing of fire, evidence of crafted tools, earliest religion, agriculture, electricity, refridgeration, sugar refining, seed/veggie oils, perhaps disease, perhaps world human population estimates at any given point, etc...

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on October 13, 2010
at 12:59 PM

That is pretty cool, Bryan's link below also has great info and some specific time frames. I do think, for me, an American Football field would be a very easy tool to illustrate man's steps. Put modern man's arrival at one end, and march towards the other goal line, placing key elements to get folks to think. This could jar more than one person to give our human history a bit of a thought when considering lifestyle. What would be "the key" developments to list?

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on October 13, 2010
at 06:52 AM

Interesting idea. I s'pose we could come up with something.

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on October 13, 2010
at 10:41 AM

This is probably not exactly what you are looking for, but I like the perspective of this approach: http://andabien.com/html/hominid-timeline.htm. Note that the page scrolls horizontally. You can see how difficult it is to squeeze in all of the milestones at the very end -- our recent history is just such a short period of time!

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on October 13, 2010
at 01:02 PM

Thanks for digging this up. I'd love to have this compressed to just "modern man" and in relation to a 100yd football field (as those are plentiful here for me to use for exhibition's sake). Again, what key elements to add? Harnessing of fire, evidence of crafted tools, earliest religion, agriculture, electricity, refridgeration, sugar refining, seed/veggie oils, perhaps disease, perhaps world human population estimates at any given point, etc...

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on December 09, 2011
at 03:20 AM

I see this is an old question but I have been looking for the same thing and found this???http://infographic.paleolithicdiet.com/ and this???http://evolvify.com/paleo-diet-timeline/...no football fields but effective.

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on October 13, 2010
at 07:05 AM

Interestingly, figure 5 is this paper (physical activity and fitness, PO Astrand) uses the track as a metafor.

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on October 13, 2010
at 12:59 PM

That is pretty cool, Bryan's link below also has great info and some specific time frames. I do think, for me, an American Football field would be a very easy tool to illustrate man's steps. Put modern man's arrival at one end, and march towards the other goal line, placing key elements to get folks to think. This could jar more than one person to give our human history a bit of a thought when considering lifestyle. What would be "the key" developments to list?

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