Chronology and Dating Part 1 The Perception of Time vs the Experience of Time



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Chronology and Dating

Part 1

The Perception of Time vs. the Experience of Time

The Ticking of the Clock

The measurement of time must always be relative to some standard

Measures of Time

  • No shortage of standards


  • Astral: Day/Night, Phases of the Moon, Seasons, Constellations

  • Human Body: Heartbeat, Breathing, Aging

  • Modern: Mechanical, Atomic Decay
  • Standard need not be regular or linear


  • Cultural perceptions of time often linear but unequal units (e.g. the three ages of Man)



Relative vs. Absolute Measures of time

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