AIA Joukowsky Lecture - The Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini), Feb 11

Published: 12/02/2018
AIA Joukowsky Lecture - The Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini), Feb 11
Source: EVENTS.BERKELEY.EDU

The largest volcanic eruption of the past 10,000 years occurred in the southern Aegean Sea on an island known in antiquity as Thera (Santorini). A landscape was forever altered – as was a culture that thrived on that island, the Cycladic culture. Here was the core of a thriving maritime trade network, in close communication with the Minoan culture on Crete, vaporized in a four/five-day volcanic ex

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