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However, Exiguus' dating system still lacks a "0" year which makes calendrical calculations awkward.

He was actually three inches shorter than he said on his profile – so he’s not 5’9 but a whopping 5’6.

The construction of a secular variation (SV) reference curve for a region for which little or no archaeomagnetic directions are available is presented here.

A SV curve is illustrated for Austria, centred on Radstadt (47.38°N, 13.45°E) and based on data from sites in other countries less than 500 km away.

Perhaps the most unfortunately characteristic of this convention is that "BC" is a suffix (used after the year) while "AD" is a prefix (used before the year).

This is inconvenient when generating computerized lists because extra columns must be reserved for both prefixes and suffixes.

The published data were selected on site characteristics of ≥ 50, and dated within 400 yr.

This yielded 170 directions from which a SV curve was derived using Bayesian techniques.

The western-style year dating convention commonly used in many parts of the world was created by the monk Dionysius Exiguus in or about the year AD 532.