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"millions of years ago" on an absolute timeline

romebot
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:51:53 GMT

I'm tracking historical events and I want to use an absolute timeline for most things, but when tracking for instance, that the first primitive primates evolve, I want to put 55 million years ago from now, but since I dont think you can do this, I either have to write 55,000,2021 BC or not care about extra 2021 years and just write 55,000,000. If there's no other option, that's probably what I'd do, but would be nice to be able to mark an exact date, like 200 BC but also an event that is approximate like a billion years ago.

romebot
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:55:43 GMT

also, is there a way to show a range of possible start dates, such as: 1.8 – 1.5 MYA homo erectus found in asia.

aeonjess
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:03:53 GMT

Hi, Currently in Aeon Timeline there is no way to show approximate dates, either in the ~1 billion years ago way, or with date ranges for start dates. However date ranges for start and end dates is something that will be the next version. We may consider adding an approximate checkbox or something similar in the future, but currently the next version only has date ranges to show approximate dates. Jess

romebot
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 05:06:33 GMT

thanks...so you are saying it will be possible in the next version to put e.g.: 251 BC, 1986 AD, and 1 million years ago from today in the same timeline?

aeonjess
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:33:33 GMT

Hi, No you wouldn't be able to do the 1 million years ago from today event in the same timeline, but you would be able to do a date range such as 1.8 - 1.5 million BC Jess