B.P. (Before the Present) is the number of years before the present. So, 2000 B.P. is the equivalent of 50 B.C.
Is BC and BP the same thing?
Dates can be expressed as AD, BC, BCE (before common era), and BP (before present). The accepted way to represent C-14 ages is in terms of years BP, where the year 1950 is used as the present. (1950 is the date that the calibration curves were established.
What does BC mean in dates?
before Christ AD stands for Anno Domini, Latin for “in the year of the Lord”, while BC stands for “before Christ”.
Is B.P. older than BC?
B.P. (Before the Present) is the number of years before the present. Because the present changes every year, archaeologists, by convention, use A.D. 1950 as their reference. So, 2000 B.P. is the equivalent of 50 B.C.
What is difference between BC and AD?
AD or A.D. stands for Anno Domini and is a label for numbering years after Christ was born. BC or B.C. means Before Christ. The year Christ was born is considered AD 1 and the year before that is labeled 1 BC. Although the labels used are different, BC and BCE are the same and so are AD and CE.