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Chronology is the science of locating events in time. A chronology may be either relative -- that is, locating related events relative to each other -- or absolute -- locating these events to specific datess in a Chronological Era. An arrangement of events, with absolute dates, from either earliest to latest or the reverse, is also called a chronology or a timeline. (See also Chronicle.)

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

Table of contents
1 Tools and Techniques of Chronology
2 Current Issues in Chronology
3 External Links

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. For example, Russian member of Academy of sciences A. Fomenko has been very popular lately in Russia with his theory of new chronology of Russia and Europe

See also Egyptian chronology, Conventional Egyptian chronology.

External Links Survey of 20th century revisions of ancient history. On the Care and Feeding of Revision Hypotheses by Lisa Liel. Another summary of revision ideas, by a religious group. A specific proposed revision by a number of archeologists. Another specific proposal, by David Rohl. Another example of a proposed alternative chronology. Most scholars would consider this one unlikely.