Study reignites debate about when Thera blew its top

A long-standing controversy over the date of a volcanic blast that possibly inspired the myth of Atlantis may have been resolved with the aid of ancient tree rings, a new study finds. One of the largest volcanic eruptions in the past 4,000 years burst from the volcano Thera on what is now the Greek island of Santorini. The catastrophic eruptions spewed forth about 40 to 60 cubic kilometers of lava, devastating the ancient seafaring Minoan civilization, potentially inspiring the legend of

New Date For Greek Eruption That May Have Inspired Atlantis Myth

A long-standing controversy over the date of a volcanic blast that possibly inspired the myth of Atlantis may have been resolved with the aid of ancient tree rings, a new study finds. One of ...

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Discover Magazine

Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings

New analyses that use tree rings could settle the long-standing debate about when the volcano Thera erupted by resolving discrepancies between archeological and radiocarbon methods of dating ...

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Phys.org

New Analysis of Olive Branch Throws Ancient Timeline Into Question

Scientists may have miscalculated the age of an olive branch that has served as a key piece of evidence in dating the Santorini eruption, according to a new study. The findings cast doubt on ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Discover Magazine

Ancient olive branch dates Bronze Age volcanic eruption a Century earlier

The island of Terea - modern-day Santorini - was decimated in the Bronze Age after one of the largest volcanic eruptions of all time.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Daily Mail

Tree rings helped scientists date ancient Greek eruption

Tree ring analysis has helped scientists pinpoint the date of Thera's eruption.

Fri 17 Aug 18 from UPI

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