Helovx Era

Ramaxicon (Earth) 4 MYA to 2010 PE (Pre-Impact)

2.6 million years ago
The Femaki`xirpaxul creates the first generation of the Quaternary Period.
The generation is destroyed, as the others before it.

4 to 3 million years ago
Primitive mammals develop; early whales, rodents, and cats.
First quadrupedal apes develop; gorilla, gibbon, and chimpanzee appear.

3 to 2 million years ago
Distinct hominids appear.
Australopithecus afarensis, Australopithecus africanus, Australopithecus robustus, Australopithecus boisei, develop in Africa.

2 million years ago
The first helovx-like species of Homo.
Homo habilis develops with advanced helovx-like characteristics, from Australopithecus. 

1.8 Million years ago
Homo erectus appears.
Species of early helovx spreads out of Africa, as far as India, China, and Java.

600,000–350,000 years ago
Early Neanderthal appears.

200,000 years ago
Advanced Homo sapiens develop, in Africa.
The helovxi remains in Africa for over 100,000 years. They use a greater part of their brain for language and speech than Homo erectus.

180,000 years ago
Homo sapiens out of Africa.
150,000 years ago
Homo sapiens capable of speech.
140,000 years ago
First evidence of long-distance trade

130,000 years ago
Eemian interglacial period begins.
Greater warmth over a span of 5,000 years allows for forests to develop in northern Polar Regions.

110,000 years go
Eemian interglacial period ends.
An ice age endured, only Homo sapiens, and the Neanderthal, survive.

73,000-68,000 years ago
The Toba Catastrophe.
A super-volcanic eruption on the island of Sumatra creates a volcanic winter. Helovx population in Africa is reduced to approximately 6700 breeding pairs.
An ice-age follows that lasts roughly a 1,000 years.

65,000 years ago
The Femaki`xirpaxul creates the first Gen capable of surviving volcanic pollution.
This gen is destroyed after their physical bodies mature within their pods.

60,000-55,000 years ago
Climactic temperance begins.
Global temperature alternates from periods of warmth to periods of cold.

50,000 years ago
Drought affects African continent.
Mass migrations of Homo sapiens begin on coastal routes to India.

45,000 years ago
Homo sapiens move into Europe.

44,000 years ago
Viral immunity develops
Mating between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens introduces genes that enable viral immunity.

42,000 years ago
Homo sapiens leave the continent.
Homo sapiens cross the waters from Southeast Asia to the lands that will one day be New Guinea, Australia, and Tasmania.

40,000 to 30,000 years ago
Neanderthals are bred out of existence by Homo sapiens.
Modern helovxi emerges (Homo sapien-sapiens).

25,000 years ago
The last Ice Age.
Helovx in Siberia and Alaska diverge genetically from ancestors in Asia, they live on exposed land that exists because of low sea levels.

10,000 years ago
Agriculture develops.
First villages. Possible domestication of dogs.

5,500 years ago
Stone Age ends and Bronze Age begins.
Helovx smelt and work copper and tin, and use them in place of stone implements.

5,000 years ago
Earliest known writing

4000 to 1700 years ago
The helovx Agrarian Age.

2000 years ago
The term Antarctic is written by Marinus of Tyre to describe the southern polar land seen by a remote number of helovx sailors.

1000 years ago
The Femaki`xirpaxul halts gen-creation, due to warming in continental temperature.

1100 years ago, to 750 CE
The Dark Ages
Helovx population grows, and organizes, then is decimated by Plague.
Plague destroys a sizable portion of the population; organized religion rebuilds civilization.


1500 years ago
Terra Australis Incognita (Antarctica) imagined but not seen, on helovx maps.

Global temperatures drop, and the Femaki`xirpaxul begins what is to be its last series of Gen productions. GEN #592760912400.1

The Femaki`xirpaxul destroys GEN #592760912400.1 and begins GEN#592760912400.2

English merchant Anthony de la Roché discovers land south of the Antarctic Convergence.

1700 to 1960
The helovx Industrial Age.

The Femaki`xirpaxul destroys GEN #592760912400.2 and begins GEN#592760912400.3

James Cook crosses the Antarctic Circle and circumnavigates Antarctica.

The Femaki`xirpaxul destroys GEN #592760912400.3 and begins GEN#592760912400.4

Captain Thaddeus Bellingshausen circumnavigates the Antarctic.
He’s the first to cross the Antarctic Circle since Cook.
On Jan 27th, 1820, he makes the first sighting of the continent.

Lt. Charles Wilkes leads a 3-year mission called the US South Seas Exploring Expedition. Wilkes, the captain of the US flagship Vincennes, claims the discovery of Antarctica.

The Femaki`xirpaxul destroys GEN #592760912400.4 before maturation.
Genome is rewritten after helovx fecal matter and corpse decay detected in the soil.
GEN#592760912400.5 is the first hominid-like gen grown within the pods.

Adrien de Gerlache and the crew of the “Belgica” become trapped in pack ice off the Antarctic Peninsula. They become the first to survive an Antarctic winter as their ship drifts with the ice.

Robert F. Scott, Edward Wilson, and Ernest Shackleton strike out for the South Pole. Trekking south across the Ross Ice Shelf, two months later at 82 degrees south, they suffer from snow blindness and scurvy. They covered 3100 miles before being forced to return home.

Douglas Mawson begins a lone trek across George V Land, back to his base at Commonwealth Bay. A new section of coast is discovered, and radio is used for the first time in Antarctica.

Ernest Shackleton plans to cross the continent but is forced to abandon this idea as his ship, the ENDURANCE, is crushed in the ice of the Weddell Sea after drifting for nine months.

Large-scale factory ship whaling begins in the Ross Sea.

Hubert Wilkins makes the first flight in the Antarctic. He flies from Deception Island in the South Shetlands, in a Lockheed Vega monoplane.

Adm. Richard Byrd charts a vast area of Antarctica.

Caroline Mikkelsen, of Norway, is the first woman to set foot on Antarctica when she accompanies her husband, a whaling captain.

In January, OPERATION HIGHJUMP is organized by the United States Navy.
A total of 4700 men, 13 ships, and 23 aircraft set up base at Little America, where extensive mapping of the coast and interior is accomplished.

A multinational science expedition is set up in Dronning Maud Land, by Sweden, Great Britain, and Norway.

The International Geophysical Year is established.
cientists from 67 countries, over the next 18 months, study the continent of Antarctica. Twelve new bases are constructed with the Amundsen-Scott base at the South Pole (American), and Vostok Station (Soviet Union). 

The Femaki`xirpaxul destroys GEN #592760912400.5 and begins GEN#592760912400.6

The twelve leading nations participating in the IGY sign the “Antarctic Treaty” in Washington, DC.
The treaty is framed as an agreement so the continent “shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes”. The treaty comes into effect in 1961 and guarantees access and scientific research in all territory south of the 60° latitude.

1960 to 2017
The Information Age.
World resident’s transition from traditional industry, to economies based on computerization, and reliance on digital communication and entertainment.

The United States’ McMurdo Station on Ross Island, installs Antarctica’s first nuclear reactor.

Femaki`xirpaxul destroys GEN#592760912400.6 before the pod stage.
Upon detection of minor levels of radiation on the continent, a new genome is developed.
GEN#592760912400.7 is cultivated with an immunity to external borne carcinogens.

The Norwegian whaling stations on St. Georgia Island are closed.
Antarctic tourism begins as Lars-Eric Lindblad, the owner of a New York travel company, charters annual luxury cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Helovx theorize subglacial lakes exist in Antarctica.
Russian glaciologist I.A Zotikov, writes in his Ph.D. thesis on the theories of Peter Kropotkin, who proposed the idea of fresh water under Antarctic ice sheets at the end of the 19th century.

The reactor at McMurdo Station is shut down and shipped back to the US – along with over 100 drums of soil that were made radioactive by the plant.

Australian airline Quantus starts day excursion flights for tourists, over the continent.

Emilio Marcos de Palma is the first helovx born on Antarctica, at the Esperanza Base, near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

The United States removes another 11,000 cubic meters of soil from what was once the nuclear power plant at McMurdo station.
Flight #901 crashes into the slopes of Mt. Erebus while sightseeing over Antarctica.

The Femaki`xirpaxul destroys GEN #592760912400.7 and begins GEN#592760912400.8

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

The coldest temperature ever measured on Earth was -129 Fahrenheit (-89 Celsius) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Geologist Roberta Score finds the Martian meteorite labeled Allan Hills (ALH) 84001 while snowmobiling in the Antarctic.

British Antarctic Survey discovers a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica.

Russia begins exploratory boring.
Drilling begins in the 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) thick ice cap, over the subglacial lake they’ve named, Lake Vostok.

Russian scientists establish sizable borehole over Lake Vostok.

New Zealand’s research oriented Vanda Station, in the western highlands is closed due to environment concerns.

The Femaki`xirpaxul destroys GEN #592760912400.8
Destruction Protocol is engaged when 2.4 ounces of the substance known as kerosene, melts into the ice over its embryonic lake.
The Femaki`xirpaxul begins Gen, GEN#592760912400.9
Genome is developed to cultivate an immune system that can break down toxicity found in fossil fuels.

The Madrid Protocol is signed into effect by nations of the Antarctic Treaty System.
Antarctica is designated as a natural reserve dedicated to peace and the environment. Any activity relating to mineral resources, other than scientific research, is banned.

Drilling over Lake Vostok is halted roughly 300 feet above the ‘suspected boundary’ where the ice sheet meets the liquid waters of the lake.
It is done to prevent possible contamination of the lake, from the sixty-ton column of Freon and kerosene Russian scientists filled their drill with, to prevent the borehole from collapsing and freezing over.

Global Climate Coalition dissolves, as many corporation’s grapple with threat of climate change.

A storm splits apart the world’s largest iceberg (B15), about the size of Jamaica, from the coast of Antarctica.
It is believed to have caused the deaths of millions of penguins after it blocked access to the sea from the Ross Ice Shelf.

Drilling is permitted to continue at Vostok Station.
It is halted again when a distance to the lake boundary is only 130 meters.

Fiona Thornewill (37), a British woman, completes her unaided solo hike to the South Pole in record time.

German, Russian, and Japanese researchers find that Lake Vostok has tides.

Subglaical Lake Whillans discovered.

Seven women on a 562-mile trek, reach the South Pole.

A massive iceberg, the size of Luxembourg, strikes Antarctica.
It dislodges another giant block of ice from the giant floating Mertz Glacier, shaving off a new iceberg.

Ross Sea Coast Wind Farm is brought online.
The world’s biggest wind farm, it generates enough electricity to power 500 homes; it is a joint New Zealand-US project.

Russians reach Lake Vostok
Russian drill through 2.5 mile thick ice to breach surface of Lake Vostok.

The Femaki`xirpaxul destroys Gen, GEN#592760912400.9
Destruction Protocol is engaged as human biological contaminants enter the waters of the embryonic lake.
The Femaki`xirpaxul begins its Final Gen, GEN#592760912400.10
Genome is altered to emulate an evolution of the modern hominid form.

Drilling Fails to reach subglacial Lake Ellsworth
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), suspends hot-water boring because of technical problems.

Halley VI Research Station announced
First Antarctic research base that can move with shifting ice and surface winds begins construction.

No Microbial Life Found in Vostok
A lab analyzing Russian findings claiming new form of microbial life finds bacteria not new; it is listed as human contamination.

West Antarctica Ice Sheet faces permanent melt.
NASA study finds the West Antarctic ice sheet in a slow collapse that is irreversible.

Ecosystem Found in subglacial Lake Whillans.
Drilling near the grounding line reveals colonies of fish, crustaceans, and jellyfish.

Hole in Ozone Layer “healing”

Life in Lake Vostok confirmed
Researchers find eukaryotic organisms; find highly pressurized conditions similar to those found under the ice sheet of Europa. 

Volcanic Field Discovered Beneath Ross Ice Shelf
91 inactive volcanoes found