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Chronology is the science of determining the order in which events occurred. A chronology, also called a timeline, is an arrangement of events into chronological order.

A chronology may or may not include the dates of the events described. As the passing of each year is itself an event, assigning dates is logically part of the science of chronology.

This article is a work in progress, as part of the eventual rewrite of the Egyptian chronology article.

Tools and Techniques of Chronology

See also Archeology.

Current Issues in Chronology

During the 20th century, many previously accepted conclusions of historical chronology were questioned, both by the introduction of new techniques, by new discoveries, and by claims that not all was well even in the original analysis of existing material. Thus at the start of the 21st century, the chronologies of ancient civilisations in particular were in a state of some controversy.

See also Egyptian chronology, Conventional Egyptian chronology.

External Links

http://www.knowledge.co.uk/sis/ancient.htm Survey of 20th century revisions of ancient history.

http://www.starways.net/lisa/essays/care On the Care and Feeding of Revision Hypotheses by Lisa Liel.

http://www.geocities.com/qraal/genesis3 Another summary of revision ideas, by a religious group.

http://www.centuries.co.uk/studies.htm A specific proposed revision by a number of archeologists.

http://www.nunki.net/PerRenput/TimeLines/Index Another specific proposal, by David Rohl.

http://free-history-dictionary-books-hotels-health-maps.mithec.com/ Another example of a proposed alternative chronology. Most scholars would consider this one unlikely.

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