The papers in this volume, which have sprung from collaboration between archaeologists and seismologists, investigate the social, historical and physical effects of ancient earthquakes. Sites where archaeological and historical evidence of palaeoseismic events is investigated include Mycenae, Late Helladic III Kynos, 13th century BC Tiryns and Late Minoan Crete. Others adopt a scientific approach to the effects of earthquakes such as the uplift of Greek coastal sites, the disappearance of Dioscuria and Sebastopolis in Colchis and the collapse of the Mycenaean palace system.
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a branch of Neotectonics linking Geological Seismological and Archaeological
Signs of an Earthquake at Midea?
Evidence for an Earthquake at Mycenae
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13th century BC 4th century Acropolis Aegean Aigeira Ambraseys ancient Antiquities arch archaeological evidence Argolid Athens Ayios Dhimitrios blocks Bronze Age building Byzantine Caskey catastrophes caused Central Greece century BC Classical coastal collapse columns constructions Corinth Crete Dakoronia dating deformation deposits destroyed destruction layer Dioscuria displacement Early Helladic earth earthquake earthquake damage epicentral etal excavation fallen Figure foundations geological Gortyn Greek harbour Hesperia historical Holocene House indicate Kalamata Kilian Korres late 4th century Lerna located magnitude masonry Mediterranean Messenia Methoni Midea Minoan monuments mortar Mycenae Mycenaean Neotectonics Nikonov normal fault observed occurred Palaeoseismology Parthenon Peloponnese Pergamon period Pirazzoli Poseidon possible pottery probably record region result Rheidt rock Room sea level Sebastopolis seismic activity seismic destruction seismic effects seismic events seismotectonic settlement sherds shock Stiros stones structure Sukhumi surface techniques tectonic Temple Thebes Thera Tiryns uplift vertical walls