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Billions of years agoEdit

According to an okudagram showing a planetary scan, the planet Theta VIII is "7.2e10×1010 solar years", i.e., 72 billion years old. (TNG: "The Royale")

16 billion years ago Edit

The age of the universe was given in VOY: "Good Shepherd" as 16 billion years, which was the estimated age during the filming of the episode. Current real-world scientific evidence indicates the age of the universe to be 13.798 ± 0.037 billion years.

9 billion years ago Edit

5 billion years ago Edit

4.5 billion years ago Edit

4 billion years ago Edit

3.5 billion years ago Edit

According to current real-world science, there is evidence that suggests life took hold on Earth already between 3.8 and 4.1 billion years ago [1] and flourished in the oceans by at least 3.7  billion years ago. [2]

2 billion years ago Edit

1 billion years ago Edit

Millions of years ago Edit

400 million years ago Edit

According to real-word science, Eryops lived some 100 million years later during the Permian period.

300 million years ago Edit

87 million years ago Edit

65 million years ago Edit

  • A mass extinction occurs at the end of the Cretaceous period on Earth when an asteroid impacts the planet, wiping out the dominant reptile superorder, the dinosaurs, amongst others. (VOY: "Distant Origin"; ENT: "Azati Prime")
  • According to the Distant Origin Theory, some of Earth's dinosaurs belonging to the hadrosaur genus survive the mass extinction. Although the dominant reptile superorder was almost wiped out, these surviving dinosaurs continue to develop, likely on a secluded, by now destroyed landmass. Sometime thereafter, they possibly become one of the first interstellar species in the galaxy when they leave Earth and travel to the Delta Quadrant, laying the foundation for the Voth civilization. (VOY: "Distant Origin")
While Dr. Forra Gegen suggests this hypothesis for the origin of the Voth, Cmdr. Chakotay later theorizes that the Voth's ancestors left before the extinction event, the impending catastrophe being what motivated them to do so in the first place.

20 million years ago Edit

  • Now considering themselves a race indigenous to the Delta Quadrant, the recorded history and identity of the Voth dates back to around this time. (VOY: "Distant Origin")

1 million years ago Edit

Indeterminate Edit

Ayelborne said that his people had evolved beyond the need for physical bodies "millions of years ago."

Hundreds of thousands of years ago Edit

600,000 years ago Edit

500,000 years ago Edit

Captain Jean-Luc Picard stated in his log that the ancient Bajorans had flourished "when Humans were not yet standing erect". Homo Erectus existed on Earth from about 1.8 million years to about 200,000 years ago. Homo Sapiens began to emerge at about 200,000 years ago.
According to Star Trek: Star Charts, on page 34, the Talosians became warp-capable.

200,000 years ago Edit

Star Trek: Destiny presents a different point of origin for the Borg.

100,000 years ago Edit

Tens of thousands of years ago Edit

50,000 years ago Edit

45,000 years ago Edit

  • Around 42,600 BC, extraterrestrial visitors, known as the "Sky Spirits", visit a people on Earth who become the indigenous inhabitants of South America. (VOY: "Tattoo")

30,000 years ago Edit

28,000 years ago Edit

25,000 years ago Edit

22,000 years ago Edit

20,000 years ago Edit

Circa 17,627 BC to 17,600 BC

12,000 years ago Edit

  • An artisan known only as the Master of Tarquin Hill on Kurl, during the Third Dynasty, creates small ceramic figurines, called naiskos, that embody that culture's belief that within each person is a community of individuals, each with its own desires, views, and voices. (TNG: "The Chase")

10,000 years ago Edit

In DS9: "The Dogs of War", Weyoun euphorically claims that "the Dominion had not surrendered in battle since it was founded ten thousand years ago." However, this statement contradicts what Weyoun said in DS9: "To the Death", when he stated that "the Dominion has endured for two thousand years [...]."
In DS9: "Little Green Men", Nog states that it "took [ten thousand years] to establish the Ferengi Alliance", which implies it dates back to 8000 BC or earlier. This might also imply that Gint, the first Grand Nagus and original author of the Rules of Acquisition lived at this time, if he is considered the founder of the Alliance.

Indeterminate Edit

Duana stated that this was "hundreds of centuries ago."

Thousands of years ago Edit

9,000 years ago Edit

Assuming Vulcan years to equal Earth years, the Vulcan year 0 would correspond to 6640 BC. (TAS: "Yesteryear")

7,000 years ago Edit

circa 7600 BC
A path on a Delta Quadrant planet was said to be cut out by unknown spacefarers. The path endured into the 24th century, when it was used by Mikhal Traveler's who had an outpost on the planet. (VOY: "Darkling")

6,000 years ago Edit

circa 4000 BC
Unknown aliens take or abduct several Humans from Earth to be eugenically bred on a distant planet, lest humanity destroy itself in its early technological age. Gary Seven, Agent 201 and Agent 347 will be among their descendants. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")
3834 BC
Akharin is born in Mesopotamia on Earth. A soldier felled in battle, he soon realizes that no injury can kill him. He goes on through many aliases, becoming the immortal known as Flint. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")
circa 3733 BC
Landru of Beta III preaches peace and coexistence among his people, ending a period of savagery. He creates a powerful computer to guide and protect his people after his death. (TOS: "The Return of the Archons")

5,000 years ago Edit

circa 2700 BC
Earth is visited by aliens who settle in the region near Greece and the Mediterranean, where they are worshiped by the Greeks as gods. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")
Sarpeidon experiences an ice age. Zarabeth is exiled to this time period, and Spock and Leonard McCoy are briefly stranded here as well. (TOS: "All Our Yesterdays")
By this time, Vulcans are still barbaric, war-like and "nearly killing themselves off with their own passions". (TOS: "All Our Yesterdays")
circa 2600 BC
The Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza. They are observed by anthropologists from the future (specifically, the year 2769). (ENT: "Cold Front")
circa 2500 BC
Vulcans begin to mentally train themselves to suppress their emotions. (VOY: "Random Thoughts")

4,000 years ago Edit

circa 1800 BC
The Xindi-Avians build a concealed fortress on a planet that will one day become the home of the Xindi Council. (ENT: "The Council")
circa 1735 BC
According to Spock, this is when Humans begin to glorify organized violence. (TOS: "Dagger of the Mind")
Humans on Earth begin the tradition of confining law-breakers to prisons. (TOS: "Dagger of the Mind")

3,000 – 2,000 years ago Edit

circa 950 BC
Flint lives the life of King Solomon on Earth. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")
circa 850 BC
The Vulcan monastery on P'Jem is built. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")
circa 730 BC
The Kalandan outpost planet, "a few thousand years old" in 2268, may be constructed around this time. (TOS: "That Which Survives")
circa 630 BC
The Bajoran prophet Trakor first encounters the Orb of Prophecy and Change, and writes a series of prophecies concerning the Emissary of the Prophets. (DS9: "Destiny")
480 BC
The Battle of Thermopylae is fought on Earth between the Spartans and the Persians. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")
circa 400 BC
Survivors from the Sahndara system supernova arrive on Earth. Their sojourn coincides with the time of the philosophers Socrates and Plato. "After the death of the Greek civilization they idolized" they move on to the planet Platonius. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")
356-323 BC
Flint lives the life of Alexander the Great on Earth. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")
280 BC
The Lighthouse of Alexandria is built under Ptolemy II. (VOY: "11:59")
214 BC
Construction begins on the Great Wall of China on Earth. (VOY: "11:59")
120 BC
Hipparchus died. (VOY: "Future's End")
44 BC
Parmen, future leader of the Sahndaran refugee community, is born on Platonius. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")
33 BC
Philana, future wife of Parmen, is born on Sahndara. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")
3 BC
Philana, now 30, stops aging. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 453), Socrates is born in 469 and dies in 399.

Indeterminate past Edit

Dawn of time Timeline 1st century

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