Synopsis: A Time Traveler’s Guide to Surviving History


Your adventure through time has begun! Now, you just have to survive dinosaurs, mobs, wolves, disease, war, disease, and more diseases (so many diseases), but with the backing of the CIOS certified guidebook you can! (and maybe have a little fun along the way)


Here you will find a speculative look into everything you would need to know to survive anywhere (or anywhen) in history. For the purpose of guidebook, nothing is assumed and all concepts will be built up from the ground–skipping nothing. After all, how would you reinvent the wheel?


This is an exploration into science history–sometimes more science, sometimes more history. A science and history blog that explores scientific concepts with practical information about how to recreate and use the techniques described in any time period. The History Survival Guide (or,  A Time Traveler’s Guide to Surviving History) has been updating since July 2019. Each page is the accumulation of research for a particular topic, synthesized and summarized in a useful ‘survival guide’ format


Those who do not learn from history will likely be eaten by it




I am Cora Y. Schneck with Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Evolutionary Biology & Ecology from the University of Colorado Boulder (where I never learned if there is supposed to be a comma between Colorado and Boulder–and now I never will)


I had a perfectly good degree I wasn’t using, now I can. I’m just excited to be here, let’s learn some science and history together


I am on Tumblr mostly, where I post WIPs and behind the scenes of the research process. Additional code and PNGs can be found on my Github