Chronology

Joseph Scaliger's De emendatione temporum (1583) began the modern science of chronology[1]

Chronology (from Latin chronologia, from Ancient Greek χρόνος, chrónos, "time"; and -λογία, -logia)[2] is the science of arranging events in their order of occurrence in time. Consider, for example, the use of a timeline or sequence of events. It is also "the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events".[3]

Chronology is part of periodization. It is also part of the discipline of history, including earth history, the earth sciences, and study of the geologic time scale.

Related fields

Chronology is the science of locating historical events in time. It relies upon chronometry, which is also known as timekeeping, and historiography, which examines the writing of history and the use of historical methods. Radiocarbon dating estimates the age of formerly living things by measuring the proportion of carbon-14 isotope in their carbon content. Dendrochronology estimates the age of trees by correlation of the various growth rings in their wood to known year-by-year reference sequences in the region to reflect year-to-year climatic variation. Dendrochronology is used in turn as a calibration reference for radiocarbon dating curves.

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Zeitrechnung
azərbaycanca: Xronologiya
Bân-lâm-gú: Sî-tāi-ha̍k
беларуская: Храналогія
български: Хронология
català: Cronologia
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čeština: Chronologie
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español: Cronología
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galego: Cronoloxía
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Кыргызча: Хронология
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日本語: 編年
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Simple English: Chronology
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српски / srpski: Хронологија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kronologija
suomi: Ajanlasku
svenska: Tideräkning
Türkçe: Kronoloji
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українська: Хронологія
Tiếng Việt: Niên đại học
Volapük: Timav
中文: 年代学