The Eruption of Vesuvius in A. D. 79: Reconstruction from Historical and Volcanological Evidence

@article{Sigurdsson1982TheEO,
  title={The Eruption of Vesuvius in A. D. 79: Reconstruction from Historical and Volcanological Evidence},
  author={H. Sigurdsson and Stanford Cashdollar and S. Sparks},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1982},
  volume={86},
  pages={39}
}
  • H. Sigurdsson, Stanford Cashdollar, S. Sparks
  • Published 1982
  • Geology
  • American Journal of Archaeology
  • Reinterpretation of the volcanological and historical evidence shows that the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 consisted of two main phases. The initial 18 to 20hour Plinian phase caused extensive pumice-fall south of the volcano, resulting in the slow accumulation of a pumice layer up to 2.8 m. thick over Pompeii and other regions to the south. Much of the population fled the area during this non-lethal phase. On the second day of activity the Pelkan phase occurred, when a series of nudes… CONTINUE READING
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