Qualifications For Being An Expert In Chronology

Chronology can be defined as “the study of time” or as “the order of events”. To my knowledge there are no experts in chronology. This article serves as a starting point for pinning down exactly what qualifications a person would need to have to be considered an expert in chronology.

Chronology is often considered a science, but just as I’m unaware of any experts in chronology, I’m unaware of any BS, MS, or DS degrees. Even if it would be BA, MA, and PhD, I’m not aware of any degree awarded for chronology. Therefore, I think this article might serve useful in also establishing what information needs to be learned in order to obtain a degree in chronology.

This list can also be useful for establishing the qualifications for being considered an expert in a specific area of history. Each of the qualifications would be limited to a specific area such as Roman chronology or Egyptian chronology, as opposed to the larger scope of world chronology which constitutes the general expert.

This article is just a starting point and all of these qualifications are ones that I’ve chosen based on what I think would constitute an “expert in chronology”. I’m open to hearing suggestions about what to add or remove so if you have any opinions on that just comment on this article or reach me through the contact page.

The concise list of qualifications; knowledge in:
BASICS
1 – Chronometry (Measuring Time)
2 – Dating methods
3 – Sources
4 – Mimesiology & Illusology
EXTRAS
5 – The Philosophy of Time
6 – The Physics of Time
7 – The Psychology of Time

1 – Chronometry

Methods of dividing time and keeping track of it.

Check: https://ctruth.today/2020/10/21/time/

And: https://ctruth.today/2021/01/10/the-history-of-timekeeping/

2 – Dating Methods

Dating methods are any methods used for determining the age of an object.

Check: https://ctruth.today/2021/10/13/alphabetical-list-of-dating-methods/

3 – Sources

Sources are the evidences used for determining a chronology. Sources include written records, audio recordings, oral traditions, and material objects.

4 – Mimesiology & Illusology

These are two terms I use to refer to the way creations can appear to be something they are not. Objects can sometimes bear resemblance to each other. Understanding how to distinguish between them is crucial for determining chronologies.

Check: https://ctruth.today/2021/05/19/establishing-semantics-for-mimesiology-and-illusology/

And: https://ctruth.today/2021/09/30/a-brief-history-of-medieval-and-early-modern-forgery/

Extras

5 – Philosophy of Time

6 – Physics of Time

7 – Psychology of Time

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