Relative sea-level changes in crete: reassessment of radiocarbon dates from Sphakia and west Crete1

  title={Relative sea-level changes in crete: reassessment of radiocarbon dates from Sphakia and west Crete1},
  author={Simon P. Price and Thomas F.G. Higham and Lucia F. Nixon and Jennifer P. Moody},
  journal={The Annual of the British School at Athens},
  pages={171 - 200}
This article is concerned with the recognition and dating of Holocene relative sea-level changes along the coast of west Crete (an island located in the active Hellenic subduction arc of the southern Aegean) and in particular in Sphakia. Radiocarbon data for changes in sea levels collected and analysed previously must (a) be recorrected to take into account isotopic fractionation, and (b) recalibrated by using the new marine reservoir value. These new radiocarbon dates are analysed using… 

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  • B. Shaw
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • 2011
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Eastern Mediterranean tectonics and tsunami hazard inferred from the AD 365 earthquake

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  • G. Kelly
  • History
    Journal of Roman Studies
  • 2004
With this striking and bravura narrative of the earthquake and tsunami of 21 July A.D. 365 Ammianus Marcellinus ends Book 26 of his Res Gestae. Though displaying many of the features characteristic

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  • N. Flemming
  • Geology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1978
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