A Concise Timeline of the Development of Historical Studies and Investigatory Methods

This article contains a brief summary of historical investigatory studies and methods. The contents in this article are subject to being updated when the greater body of information grows. If there is a question mark after the name, this means that I am unsure of if the dating is accurate, but it is still based on the information in the two sources provided. Dating have been assigned based on either a recognized founder father or the time when the practice developed into somewhat of a science.

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15th century

Chorography, Classical Studies

16th century

Byzantine Studies (mainly 19th century), Chronology

17th century

Diplomatics, Numismatics, Paleography, Philology, Sigillography

18th century

Archaeology (some effort between the 15th-17th cc.), Berberology, Egyptology, Epigraphy, Ethnography, Indology, Iranian Studies, Philately, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Studies, Tibetology

19th century

Anthropology, Assyriology, Caucasology, Coptology, Dendrochronology, Fragmentology (?), Geneaology (?), Mongolology, Papyrology, Phaleristics (?), Russian Studies, Semitology, Sinology, Toponymy

20th century

Archaeography (?), Cliometrics, Eskimology, Hittitology Ice Core Dating, Japanology, Narratology, Native American Studies, Onomastics (?), Prosopography (?), Radiometric Dating, Vexillology

Currently Unkown to me

Archival Science, the majority of Area Studies, Codicology, Heraldry (potentially the oldest study)

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References;

(1) – https://chronologytruth.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/list-of-practices-helpful-for-historical-investigations/

(2) – https://chronologytruth.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/list-of-area-studies/

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