[top] The period of time characterised by an increase in bronze working, covering the period 2600-700BC in the UK.
The Bronze Age follows on from the Neolithic period and is followed by the Iron Age.
One advantage to using BP is it avoids the occasionally ire-filled philosophical debate about whether, in this multicultural world of ours, it is more appropriate to use A. Radiocarbon dates after 1950 are virtually useless unless and until we can figure out a way to calibrate for the excessive amount of carbon still increasing in our atmosphere.
Nonetheless, 1950 is a very long time ago now--should we adjust the starting point to 2050?
BP was first established as a way to clarify the relationship between calendar years and radiocarbon dates. C., with their explicit references to Christianity, or to use the alternatives C. At the same time, atmospheric nuclear testing, which throws huge amounts of carbon into our atmosphere, was begun in the 1940s.The discoveries were part of ongoing surveys by the nonprofit organization Project Recover, which includes researchers from the University of Delaware and the University of California, San Diego.The location of the first plane, in Madang Harbor, was previously known.Love-hungry teenagers and archaeologists agree: dating is hard.But while the difficulties of single life may be intractable, the challenge of determining the age of prehistoric artifacts and fossils is greatly aided by measuring certain radioactive isotopes.