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 the accuracy of an analysis of the millennia-old branch, suggesting it may predate by several decades the natural disaster that fundamentally altered the political landscape of the Mediterranean and has been used to anchor much of the chronology of ancient history. As Olive and Breathe The conclusio

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

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