. I mentioned I wanted to do this a while ago, so here it is.
Starting 12,000 years ago humanity exists and is doing things
Here’s a map I spent ten minutes editing from the one on Wikipedia (red is unorganized villages):
by 11,000 YA the geography will look like this (the political map of that time is undecided at the moment):
The rules are such:
you make an event, such as a religious reform, war, new technology, establishment of a state, genocide, cultural movement, ect. (No more than five in a row by the same person, and all must be set after the first event of the previous person) the format is such:
(Date): (the event) (immediate consequences, optional)
For example: 12,000 YA: everywhere on earth, the ice age is ending. This is causing people to begin farming in river valleys all over the planet. (That’s canon btw.)
After this others may make new events, either unrelated to anything, or caused by yours/someone else who posted. You don’t have to specify it’ll be pretty unprofessional and implicit.
The only restrictions on what you can add are that: no implicit hate speech, the people of this world can be deeply racist or homophobic or such, but I expect you to speak about it in a detached way, nothing unrealistic, I expect no stone age nukes, Siberian rice farming, or Congolese empires (until tonic water and such is made at least), and finally, that it adds something meaningful. Don’t be boring. Every once and a while I’ll compile a new updated map, or write a master doc or something. If you’d like I can make a flag for your favorite empire. I’m pretty good at those.
Andean and Mesoamerican people’s have just started farming corn.
Mesopotamian and Egyptian people’s have just started farming wheat.
Chinese villages are forming to farm rice.
And finally tech is Mesolithic in Eurasia, south and central America, and North Africa. Paleolithic everywhere else.
Alright, please have fun and rewrite history!