The Late Bronze Age Collapse and the ‘Greek Dark Ages’ have economic, military, and climatic explanations

At the end of the Late Bronze Age (LBA) most Eastern Mediterranean urban centers were either destroyed or abandoned throughout the Near East and Aegean. Continue reading “The Late Bronze Age Collapse and the ‘Greek Dark Ages’ have economic, military, and climatic explanations”

The cultural significance of earthquakes in Greek antiquity – An association between active faults and ancient places

Throughout human history in the eastern Mediterranean region, urban settlements have co-existed with earthquakes. The destructive capability of seismic activity is well chronicled by historians, and its cultural wreckage widely uncovered by archaeologists. Continue reading “The cultural significance of earthquakes in Greek antiquity – An association between active faults and ancient places”

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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