It may be "post-colonialist," but the date is still based on the birth of
University of Pennsylvania Museum
Quoting "O'Neill, Ken" <[log in to unmask]>:
> The generally accepted, post-colonialist standard is B.C.E - before the
> common era.
> Ken O'Neill, MA
> Program Coordinator
> University of Arizona Library Special Collections
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary Lacy [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 12:34 PM
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> Subject: Date normalization for B.C.?
> Is it possible to normalize pre-Christian era dates using ISO
> 8601? I've got a series consisting of artifacts ca. 6th century-1st
> century B.C. The standard
> (http://xml.coverpages.org/ISO-FDIS-8601.pdf) is designed
> for use with the Gregorian calendar, and cautions about its use for dates
> preceding 1582.
> Any advice on encoding my <unitdate> would be appreciated!
> Mary Lacy
> Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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