ERB Chronology?

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Is there an online resource showing the chronology of Barsoom and Earth events?

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There is a Timeline page on Encyclopedia Barsoomia.

Is that the sort of thing you are looking for?
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Big Mac wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:10 pm
There is a Timeline page on Encyclopedia Barsoomia.

Is that the sort of thing you are looking for?
Close, but not complete. Is there a more comprehensive timeline (going as far back as possible, like before the evolution of primate to human on Earth)?

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This timeline goes back around 15,000 years.

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ripvanwormer wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:11 pm
This timeline goes back around 15,000 years.
Awesome, close enough to what I want. Thank you.

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ripvanwormer wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:11 pm
This timeline goes back around 15,000 years.
Very nice! :cool:

Win Scott Eckert said that his chronology is "out of date and has some incorrect dates", but it looks like it would take me years to get to that amount of ERB-fu without getting a boost from something like that document. :)
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ripvanwormer wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:11 pm
This timeline goes back around 15,000 years.
Just don't forget that the life of Martians can last up to 10,000 years, so this background story doesn't go that far back!
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ripvanwormer wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:11 pm
This timeline goes back around 15,000 years.
That is very useful! I note that the John Carter events take place in 1940 which is later than I had assumed, perhaps mostly based on the movie?

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Havard wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:52 pm
ripvanwormer wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:11 pm
This timeline goes back around 15,000 years.
That is very useful! I note that the John Carter events take place in 1940 which is later than I had assumed, perhaps mostly based on the movie?

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It sets A Princess of Mars, the first John Carter novel, in 1866. The issue is that Carter is immortal, and the series continues to include his children and granddaughter as protagonists. I'm guessing they set the short story "John Carter of Mars" (AKA "John Carter and the Giant of Mars") in 1940 because that was when it was first published.

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ripvanwormer wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:11 pm
This timeline goes back around 15,000 years.
I opened here viewtopic.php?f=108&t=21980 a thread about the Wold Newton Universe, mentioned in the document you proposed to our attention. :)
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