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Introduction to History: Timelines & Chronology

Learn all about the study of history and the skills you will need to investigate the past

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Source: Towfiqu barbhuiya (2021)

One of the most helpful things that historians can do to get a better understanding of the past is to organise events in the order that they happened. This is known as chronology. When thinking about chronology there are a few very important concepts you need to understand: the use of BCE and CE (also known as BC and AD), how centuries work and how to make a timeline. Read through the resources below to help you learn more about these concepts.