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The entire history of the human race on a single page. Shows every major empire, kingdom and civilization for the past 5000 years.
The entire history of the human race on a single page. Shows every major empire, kingdom and civilization for the past 5000 years.
The entire history of the human race on a single page. Shows every major empire, kingdom and civilization for the past 5000 years.
1,650 backers pledged CA$ 96,308 to help bring this project to life.

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Timeline of World History Poster - Projects of Earth

CA$ 96,308

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5000 Years of Human History

As part of Kickstarter's Projects of Earth, I am printing an update of my bestselling Timeline of World History poster. This 24x36" wallchart captures all of human history (from 3000 BCE to present) on a single page. Major empires, kingdoms, and civilizations are shown in a side-by-side format so that the viewer can quickly see how different events in different places relate to one another.

There have been many other attempts to capture history in this way but most such charts tend to be very Eurocentric and do not incorporate the latest findings from archaeology and linguistic studies. In contrast, I have made a conscious effort to include civilizations from Africa, Asia, and the Pre-Columbian Americas that are often missing on other similar timelines and to use the latest research when showing connections between early civilizations.

As a whole, the chart works well both as a basic overview of world history and as a resource that can be referred to for context whenever you are studying a specific topic. For example, if you are reading a book that mentions the Han Empire in China, a quick glimpse of the chart will show you that it was flourishing at approximately the same time as the Roman Empire. Or you can quickly discover that Attila the Hun came before Genghis Khan and that the New Kingdom of Egypt lasted about twice as long as the entire history of the United States. And, in addition to showing famous people and important political events, the chart also mentions major climate changes and natural disasters.

The wallchart is standard US poster size (24x36") and will be printed on thick cardstock at a carbon-neutral facility using eco-friendly UV inks. At $22 CAD (about $17 USD), the price here on Kickstarter is cheaper than it is on Amazon and other sites. I'm also offering free shipping to those in US and Canada (Unfortunately, due to the length of the poster when rolled, shipping overseas is quite expensive and I therefore have to add a shipping cost of $17 USD for international orders -- however, please note that the shipping charge is the same for all reward levels so therefore it might be more cost-effective to choose to ship multiple posters as opposed to just one).

More from the UsefulCharts Collection

I have also designed other wallcharts, several of which were initially funded right here on Kickstarter. I have therefore included some higher reward levels so that you can mix and match and order various other charts at the same time (either multiples or separate titles). This will help cover the cost of future reprintings. Note: You will be given the opportunity to make your choices at the end of the campaign. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update (8/31/17): 11th poster added. All those who select (or have already selected) the full set reward level will automatically receive 11 posters, instead of 10. For all other reward levels, it will be one of the options that you can choose.

 

Risks and challenges

I have run 5 Kickstarter campaigns so far and all 5 have been successful. I design, sell, and ship posters full-time so am used to the challenges involved.

If any items arrive damaged or get lost in the mail, I will resend them free of charge.

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    1 Poster

    1 Timeline of World History 24x36" Poster
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    6 Posters

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    8 Posters

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    10 Posters (Full Set)

    The complete set of UsefulCharts posters (10 posters total)
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