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Astronomical Data and their Potential for Chronological Purposes
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ID 3702951
Author(s) Gautschy, Rita
Author(s) at UniBasel Gautschy, Rita
Year 2016
Title Astronomical Data and their Potential for Chronological Purposes
Editor(s) Kaelin, Okar; Mathys, Hans-Peter
Book title (Conference Proceedings) Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
Volume 3
Place of Conference Basel
Year of Conference 2014
Publisher Harassowitz
Place of Publication Wiesbaden
Pages 763-768
ISSN/ISBN 978-3-447-10615-3
Keywords Chronology, Astronomical Data, Egypt, Mesopotamia, radiocarbon
Abstract To derive absolute dates of pharaohs and Mesopotamian kings records of astronomical observations have been frequently used. For the utilization of astronomical data and their reliability different rules of thumb hold in Egypt and Mesopotamia due to the varying nature of the solar Egyptian and the lunisolar Mesopotamian calendar. I will address the possibili- ties and limits of astronomical data for chronological purposes in Egypt and discuss the agreements and disagreements with C14 determinations.
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