Dating the eruption of the Thera volcano

The eruption of the Thera volcano was an event that changed/re-shaped the Aegean and the entire Eastern Mediterranean. Specialists always wanted to know the exact time this disaster took place, as it would be a very helpful tool in dating archaeological sites of the same era with greater accuracy. Continue reading “Dating the eruption of the Thera volcano”

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Mesolithic findings from the Aegean suggest a ‘polycentric neolithization’ in the Eastern Mediterranean – Settlement at Maroulas site on Kythnos island; the earliest identified so far in the Aegean area, contemporaneous to the PPNA of the Near East

This post is an almost complete reproduction of the enlighting scientific contribution of archaeologist A. Sampson (2014) titled “The Mesolithic in the Aegean“, in Manen C., Perrin T. & Guillaine J.et al. (eds), “The Neolithic transition in the Mediterranean“, Errance, 193 -212). Continue reading “Mesolithic findings from the Aegean suggest a ‘polycentric neolithization’ in the Eastern Mediterranean – Settlement at Maroulas site on Kythnos island; the earliest identified so far in the Aegean area, contemporaneous to the PPNA of the Near East”

Evidence of rapid subsidence events in SE Cyclades; sea-level changes took place between about 3300 BP and very recent, study shows

Here we present selected parts of the paper titled “Evidence of repeated late Holocene rapid subsidence in the SE Cyclades (Greece) deduced from submerged notches“, by N. Evelpidou. D. Melini, P. A. Pirazzoli, A. Vassilopoulos.  Continue reading “Evidence of rapid subsidence events in SE Cyclades; sea-level changes took place between about 3300 BP and very recent, study shows”

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