Chronology for the Aegean Late Bronze Age 1700-1400 B.C.

  title={Chronology for the Aegean Late Bronze Age 1700-1400 B.C.},
  author={S. Manning and C. Ramsey and W. Kutschera and T. Higham and B. Kromer and P. Steier and E. Wild},
  pages={565 - 569}
  • S. Manning, C. Ramsey, +4 authors E. Wild
  • Published 2006
  • History, Medicine
  • Science
  • Radiocarbon (carbon-14) data from the Aegean Bronze Age 1700–1400 B.C. show that the Santorini (Thera) eruption must have occurred in the late 17th century B.C. By using carbon-14 dates from the surrounding region, cultural phases, and Bayesian statistical analysis, we established a chronology for the initial Aegean Late Bronze Age cultural phases (Late Minoan IA, IB, and II). This chronology contrasts with conventional archaeological dates and cultural synthesis: stretching out the Late Minoan… CONTINUE READING
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