Santorini Eruption Radiocarbon Dated to 1627-1600 B.C.

@article{Friedrich2006SantoriniER,
  title={Santorini Eruption Radiocarbon Dated to 1627-1600 B.C.},
  author={W. L. Friedrich and B. Kromer and Michael Friedrich and J. Heinemeier and T. Pfeiffer and S. Talamo},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312},
  pages={548 - 548}
}
  • W. L. Friedrich, B. Kromer, +3 authors S. Talamo
  • Published 2006
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Precise and direct dating of the Minoan eruption of Santorini (Thera) in Greece, a global Bronze Age time marker, has been made possible by the unique find of an olive tree, buried alive in life position by the tephra (pumice and ashes) on Santorini. We applied so-called radiocarbon wiggle-matching to a carbon-14 sequence of tree-ring segments to constrain the eruption date to the range 1627‐1600 B.C. with 95.4% probability. Our result is in the range of previous, less precise, and less direct… CONTINUE READING
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