The generally accepted, post-colonialist standard is B.C.E - before the
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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
Any advice on encoding my <unitdate> would be appreciated!
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