Compare relative dating and chronometric dating
Certain features or artifacts may be normally associated with particular contexts, for example a pottery type may be found in the context of certain burials.
If such an artifact is found out of context, it may suggest the previous presence of a burial, the robbery of a burial, or a place of manufacture of the pots that accompanied burials.
The most important stage in this chain of alleged events was the transformation of a quadrupedal chimp-like ‘common ancestor’ into a supposedly erect group of creatures described as australopithecines some 4 to 5 million years ago (Ma).
These curious animals, mostly discovered since 1924 in various regions of southern and eastern Africa, have become the only candidates for the alleged transition to ‘primitive’ man.
According to the theory of relativity it depends on the observer's frame of reference.
Time is considered as a fourth coordinate required, along with three spatial coordinates, to specify an event. (General Sporting Terms) time on Austral an additional period played at the end of a match, to compensate for time lost through injury or (in certain circumstances) to allow the teams to achieve a conclusive result.
The provenience, association, and matrix of such archaeological data SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: ADTCATEGORY: database design DEFINITION: A class of data that does not conform to alphanumeric, numeric, Boolean, text, or string types; includes time and date fields as well as special data types for ordinal time, statistical dates, stratigraphic order, and CATEGORY: branch DEFINITION: The use of geological techniques and methods to archaeological work.
It is different from geoarchaeology in that the latter is a subfield of archaeology focusing on the physical context of deposits.
In classical mechanics, time is absolute in the sense that the time of an event is independent of the observer.For, this is the seventieth year of Your rage.' Notice also, what the ancient Jewish historian said about this in 'The Works of Flavius Josephus,' as Translated by William Whiston under the subheading, 'How Cyrus, King Of The Persians, Delivered The Jews Out Of Babylon And Suffered Them To Return To Their Own Country And To Build Their Temple, For Which Work He Gave Them Money': 'In the first year of the reign of Cyrus, which was the seventieth from the day that our people were removed out of their own land into Babylon, God commiserated the captivity and calamity of these poor people, according as he had foretold to them by Jeremiah the prophet before the destruction of the city, that after they had served Nebuchadnezzar and his posterity, and after they had undergone that servitude seventy years, he would restore them again to the land of their fathers, and they should build their temple, and enjoy their ancient prosperity.And these things God did afford them; for he stirred up the mind of Cyrus, and made him write this throughout all Asia: Thus saith Cyrus the king: Since God Almighty hath appointed me to be king of the habitable earth, I believe that he is that God which the nation of the Israelites worship; for indeed he foretold my name by the prophets, and that I should build him a house at Jerusalem, in the country of Judea.Notice that this puts the period of Jeru Salem's desolation at fifty years. For he quoted God as saying (at Jeremiah , 12): 'There'll be extinction throughout the whole land, And you'll serve these nations for seventy years, As well as Babylon's king.And after seventy years are fulfilled; On the king of Babylon and his wicked nation, I will then take My vengeance, For the unrighteous things that they'll do, says Jehovah.' Then he again wrote (at Jeremiah ): 'After the seventy years, In Babylon have been fulfilled, I'll come visit you and do as I said I'll bring your people back to this place ' Well, how did that period work out in the end?
Debate continues over the australopithecines, but close examination of the dentition and jaws, the position of the foramen magnum, the upper body bones, the rib-cage and waist, the arm, hand and phalanges, the pelvis, hip and thigh, the legs, knees and feet, and the ankle joint not only shows that they were not bipedal, but that they were probably the ancestors of today’s great apes, the chimpanzees and gorillas.