With the upcoming The Nature of Middle Earth class I was eager to dive into the text, and subsequently drowned in an overwhelming sea of numbers and calculations. I have so far made no attempt to wade through the plethora of options for aging of the Elves or Elvish maturity rates, but have taken some time to try to scoop together the various timeline options. The attached visualization helped me clarify some of Tolkien's ideas, but, as I expected, it also poured on more questions. Hopefully Professor Olsen can help us fish out some answers.
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