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For example, Christian time counts the birth of Christ as the beginning, AD 1 (Anno Domini); everything that occurred before Christ is counted backwards from AD as BC (Before Christ).

The Mayan calendar used 3114 BC as their reference.Historical documents and calendars can be used to find such absolute dates; however, when working in a site without such documents, it is hard for absolute dates to be determined.As long as there is organic material present, radiocarbon dating is a universal dating technique that can be applied anywhere in the world.Relative dating stems from the idea that something is younger or older relative to something else.