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377. Hauskolloquium. Naturwissenschaftliche Forschungen am DAI (digital)
Wann : 23.06.2022   18:00 - 19:30
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Prof. Dr. Charlotte Pearson
(Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, Tucson, Arizon)
Tree-Rings, Radiocarbon, Archaeology and Ice: Dating the Minoan Eruption of Thera

(c) Charlotte Pearson

The Minoan eruption of Thera, Santorini has long been a focus of controversy both in terms of dating and the potential climatic impacts. Archaeologically, this event provides a stratigraphic marker for a point in time that can synchronize the chronologies of the East Mediterranean over 3500 years ago. It was a highly explosive eruption which buried the town of Akrotiri on Thera and sent tidal waves rushing to nearby shorelines. In this talk we will explore how tree-rings, radiocarbon and ice-core records have been used through the years to tell the story of the Thera eruption and how we are nearing a resolution to the long running impasse between archaeological and radiocarbon dating of this eruption.

Please attend the lecture here: Zoom-Event

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Ingo Heinrich
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Labor für Dendrochronologie
Im Dol 2-4, Haus 4
14195 Berlin
+49 30 18 77 11 349

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