Method of historical dating

For those researchers working in the field of human history, the chronology of events remains a major element of reflection.

Archaeologists have access to various techniques for dating archaeological sites or the objects found on those sites.

As a result, his determination of the birth year of Christ was apparently off by about 4 years, but the error was not realized until centuries after the system had come into general use, leading to the strange circumstance that Christ was actually born in approximately 4 BC.

The designations BC and AD deserve a brief explanation at this point.

This principle presumes that the oldest layer of a stratigraphic sequence will be on the bottom and the most recent, or youngest, will be on the top.

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