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

  title={Chronology for the Aegean Late Bronze Age 1700-1400 B.C.},
  author={Sturt W. Manning and Christopher Bronk Ramsey and Walter Kutschera and Thomas F.G. Higham and Bernd Kromer and Peter Steier and Eva Maria Wild},
  pages={565 - 569}
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… 

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