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CHRONO is a list dedicated to discussions on the topic of ancient chronology, the biblical period in particular--or the Bronze and Iron Ages, in archaeological terms.

The list is open to supporters of conventional chronologies as well as those who wish to investigate, propose, discuss or debate alternative chronological arrangements for the events of antiquity (Velikovsky-type revisions, for example).

For the purposes of this list, the cutoff date after which history is no longer considered "ancient" is 1 BCE, but the focus should really be pre-Alexandrian.

This is not a list for the discussion of catastrophist theories or other theories of cosmology and/or natural history. Insofar as possible natural events may have played a part in the chronologies of ancient nations, they are a fit subject for discussion, but if the focus appears to be drifting too far towards catastrophism, as such, the participants will be asked to take their discussion off of the list. There are other lists more appropriate for that.

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