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Turning to the general issue of needs for the future: above all, good chronology spanning the deep-to-recent past is demanded of the chronologist, but advances in this direction could also usefully be met by a withdrawal by the archaeologist from the perception that only Pleistocene dates are `good' dates--to Indigenous Australians, the recent past is often of much greater interest than `deep time', but has been frequently overlooked by archaeological/scientific investigation.
The current day or week of the year, a Millennium day countdown, and the Julian day number, as used by astronomers and chronologists.
Camden was headmaster of Westminster School when Robert Cotton entered there in the 1570s, and Cotton became part of an influential group of choreographers and chronologists which included Thomas Lydiat and James Ussher.