Mikroraptor's Historical Map thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by mikroraptor, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    Hello, all! I have been making historical maps as an educational resource, and I think that they could also be useful for making AH projects. These maps are made using multiple sources, and as such I attempt to choose the most accurate borders, but it is still guesswork.

    I will post a labeled and blank version of most of these maps. If you wish to use these for your own projects, feel free, but please credit me.

    Thanks!
    -Mikroraptor
     
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  2. Threadmarks: The Ancient Near East

    mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    My first historical map, the city states of Sumeria
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    The Akkadian Empire
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  3. Threadmarks: Ancient Egypt

    mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    Upper(Blue) and Lower(Red) egypt
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    Old Kingdom
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    Middle Kingdom
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    Hyksos Invasion
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    New Kingdom and vassals (shades of yellow) and Hittite Empire (Orange)
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    Kushite Empire
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    Ptolemaic Egypt
     
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  4. Admiral A. Kolchak Supreme Leader

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    I love all of the work you've put in here.
     
  5. Threadmarks: Ancient Near East part 2

    mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    700s B.C.E
    Uman-Manda is an Assyrian word for the Scythians
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    c. 645 BCE
    Neo-Assyrian Empire
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    639 BCE
    The Neo-Assyrian Empire reaches its greatest extent.
    The next maps show a progression over the course of about 30 years, leading to the fall of Neo-Assyria, and the rise of the Median and Neo-Babylonian empires.
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    Neo-Babylonian and Median empires
     
  6. Viralworld Éirí Amach an Ghealach Donor

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    Great maps! Only nitpick I have is in my particular area of expertise: the Celts.

    The Germanic cultures seem to have a Rhine border with the Celtic cultures already in the 600s BCE but this isn’t quite accurate.

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    As you can see here, the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures that are described as Celtic culture today is largely based around modern Bavaria and dominates the southern Rhine the Danube areas. Also, your maps have an entirely “Celtic” Iberia which was very much not the case (particularly in the 600s BCE.) Celtic migration into Iberia, Britain, and the Balkans up to modern Ukraine did not start until considerable later (more into the 300s and 200s BCE) and Iberia was never entirely Celtic.

    Basically, you’re using later generalizations propagated by Caesar on the boundaries between the Celtic and Germanic peoples as well as making them significantly more widespread than they were at the time.
     
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  7. mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    You are absolutely correct. This was one of the first maps I made, and i should have revised it
     
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  8. Threadmarks: Tribes of the Celtae

    mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    To make up for myinncuracies on the previous map, I have made a map ot the Celtic tribes, though I might have the Celtiberians a little off. Also included are Ligurians, Veneti, and Vasconians
     
  9. Viralworld Éirí Amach an Ghealach Donor

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    Excellent, this is quite solid!
     
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  10. Threadmarks: The Rise of Rome

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  11. mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the long hiatus, but now that summer approaches, I can finally get back to historical maps!
     
  12. Threadmarks: The Very Beginning: The spread of Hominid Species in Africa, Part 1

    mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    C. 7 MA
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    C. 6.2 MA
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    C. 5.7 MA
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    C. 5.3 MA
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    C. 5.1 MA
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    C. 4.8 MA
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    C. 4.6 MA
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    C. 4.5 MA
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    C. 4.4 MA
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    C. 4.1 MA

    NOTE: All borders are approximated based on fossil evidence and local geography. Dates are approximate also.
     
  13. mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    I am going to start over, going from the spread of humans out of Africa to the modern day, and I will probably redo most of the maps seen above
     
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  14. Threadmarks: The Very Beginning: The spread of Hominid Species in Africa, Part 2

    mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    C. 3.9 MA
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    c. 3.6 ma Hominins13l.png
    c. 3.5 ma
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    C. 3.3 MA
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    C. 3.2 MA
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    C. 3.0 MA
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    C. 2.0 MA
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    C. 1.8 MA
     
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  15. Threadmarks: History of China, Part 1

    mikroraptor Well-Known Member

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    States at the collapse of the Zhou dynasty
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    The Spring and Autumn period
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    The Warring States Period
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    The Qin dynasty
     
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