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1. Ice Cores and Chronology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... recent years many scholars have argued for a lower chronology for Egypt. We know that many of the places and people of the Bible existed but we do not know exactly when. That there was an Exodus from Egypt of runaway slaves is quite possible and the writer has argued that this was connected in folk memory with the great eruption of Santorini [7 ]. The early dates for the long lives of the Patriarchs of hundreds of years cannot be accepted, any more than it took God six days to create the world, or that King Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from the stone. In this sense the Old Testament has been a hindrance rather than a help to archaeology ...
2. New Paper on Bronze Age Catastrophes [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... the existence of a correlation does not itself prove a causal connection. This is the heart of the recurrent question in later European prehistory whether in the Mediterranean or in the Atlantic northwest about volcanic eruptions, their impact on climate, and then of the climatic impact on human populations. The burial under tephra of the Late Bronze Age settlement of Santorini is proof of a particular catastrophe: but is there evidence of wider European calamity? A search for precision beyond that currently available is a frequent aspect of archaeological interpretation. Tensions exist as a result of the need to resolve events on a human time-scale using techniques often incapable of producing such accuracy or precision. Dendrochronology, ice-core analysis and ...
3. The Archaeology of Geological Catastrophes [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... The collection of papers that make up this volume address established and innovative archaeological methods and techniques, and their application to examining the impacts of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. There are case studies from around the world including Europe, Africa, South East Asia, Central and North America. There is also a strong focus on the Minoan eruption of Santorini and the AD eruption of Vesuvius. Readership: Academic researchers and educators in Archaeology, Palaeoseismology and Volcanology. Postgraduates in the aforementioned fields. Contents: (1 ) Hancock, P. L., Chalmers, R. M. L., Altunel, E., Çakir, Z. & Becher-Hancock, A., Creation ...
4. Rohl's Chronology - Implications for Mediterranean? [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... ) or the 1628 BC frost signature. The C14 date versus Minoan and Egyptian archaeology. As many Minoan archaeologists have pointed out, the 1628 BC date is far too early for the archaeological context of the eruption. It has been determined for many years now that Late Minoan IA continued into the period of the 18th Dynasty in Egypt. Santorini blew in the middle of LM IA. The 1628 BC "scientific" date would require moving the eruption into Middle Minoan IIIB, yet the town of Akrotiri, destroyed and sealed by the eruption, was clearly culturally LM IA - according to the pottery found at the site. Moreover, pumice from the eruption of Thera has recently ...
5. The Future of the Past, and, Atlas of Ancient History (Book reviews) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... given for the New Kingdom are depressingly familiar, although invariably qualified with c. '. The unified kingdom of David and Solomon is accepted without question, but located equally unquestioningly within the Iron Age. This acceptance of the conventional New Kingdom dates is all the more surprising in view of his comments on Egyptologists and their reaction to the latest Santorini eruption datings: ' .. . dendrochronologists have recently come up with an exact date of 1628 [BC] for it. This has surprised the Egyptologists, who had been working with a date at least a century later. At the moment they are in denial. ' Local catastrophism, particularly with reference to Thera/Santorini, ...
6. Volcanism And Catastrophic Mythology [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... the Cretan centres have been destroyed by tidal waves, giving rise to the legend of Atlantis which vanished, submerged by the sea? And could ash-fall as far away as Egypt explain the plague of darkness, or associated high rainfall the Deluge? Pichner and Schiering (1 ) point out that the pottery styles in the Late Minoan settlement on Santorini were 30-50 years earlier than those of the sites and palaces in Crete. Thera could only have been responsible for both destructions if either, there were two eruptions about 50 years apart, or the caldera collapse occurred about 50 years after the original ash-producing explosion. Field work on the ash layers on Santorini shows no evidence of either possibility ...
7. Plato's Atlantis and Prehistoric Europe [Articles]
... .T . Frost wrote a letter to the TIMES arguing that Plato's account of Atlantis showed remarkable similarities with the recently discovered Minoan civilisation of Crete, and followed it up with an article in the Journal of Hellenic Studies. But the main protagonist of the theory was Spyridon Marinatos, for many years the excavator of the famous Minoan site on Santorini or Thera. Others who have espoused the idea and have produced a stream of money-making pot-boiler books on "the truth behind Plato's Atlantis" include Professor A. Galanopoulos of the Athens Institute of Seismology, a prominent American oceanographer Dr. James Mavor, and John Luce, Associate Professor of Classics at Dublin University. Now with these and ...
8. Thera: Chronology at a Crossroads? [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1987 No 2 (Jan 1988) Home | Issue Contents Thera: Chronology at a Crossroads?by Bernard Newgrosh During the second millennium BC an enormous volcanic explosion laid waste the island of Thera (Santorini) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The fall-out in the form of ashes is detectable throughout large areas of the eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean region, and on the island of Crete. Pottery of a type known as Late Minoan IA was found straddling the lava deposits on Thera, and archaeologists have used this pottery as a means for dating the major second millennium BC eruption. The Late Minoan IA period has thus been dated to 1550-1500 ...
... In point of fact, where Velikovsky's thesis is concerned, tests involving Mars now contradict only Sagan. Wrong about argon, wrong about nitrogen, unsure about neon. It is Sagan's cosmological theories which (upon analysis of the evidence) are poorly thought out -if thought out at all- and found severely wanting in the balance."19 Santorini- Atlantis Sagan states, I should also point out that a much more plausible explanation exists for most of the events in Exodus that Velikovsky accepts, an explanation that is much more in accord with physics. The Exodus is dated in 1 Kings as occurring 480 years before the initiation of the construction of the Temple of Solomon. With ...
10. Atlantis [Journals] [Pensee]
... fallen, concluding that "the whole catastrophe was largely due to rebellion against the central power of Cnossus (Knossos)" (22). No natural cataclysm was taken into consideration. It was not until 1939 that Spyridon Marinatos linked the destruction of the late Minoan Palaces on Crete to the titanic volcanic eruption of the island of Thera (Santorini) in the ,15th century B.C . (23). In 1960 and again in 1972 Marinatos reaffirmed his conviction that a natural cataclysm devastated Crete sometime between 1520 and 1450 B.C . (24). The Atlantis correlation was not introduced by Marinatos, however. As a matter of fact, Marinatos has been ...
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