What does Terminus Post Quem mean?

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Ter·mi·nus Post Quem

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  1. terminus post quem(Noun)

    the date after which a document must have been written

  2. terminus post quem(Noun)

    the date after which an archaeological artifact must have been deposited

  3. Origin: limit after which

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  1. Terminus post quem

    Terminus post quem and terminus ante quem specify the known limits of dating for events. A terminus post quem is the earliest time the event may have happened, and a terminus ante quem is the latest. An event may well have both a terminus post quem and a terminus ante quem, in which case the limits of the possible range of dates are known at both ends, but many events have just one or the other. Similarly, terminus ad quem is the latest possible date of a non-punctual event, while terminus a quo is the earliest. For example, consider an archaeological find of a burial that contains coins dating to 1588, 1595 and others less securely dated to 1590-1625. The terminus post quem for the burial would be the latest date established with certainty: in this case, 1595, based on the latest securely dated coin. A secure dating of another coin to a later date would shift the terminus post quem. An archaeological example of a terminus ante quem would be deposits formed before or beneath a historically dateable event, such as a building foundation partly demolished to make way for the city wall known to be built in 650. It may have been demolished in 650, 649 or an unspecified time before; all that can be said from the evidence is that it happened before that event.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Terminus Post Quem in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Terminus Post Quem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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