Volcanism, Ecology and Culture: A Reassessment of the Volcán Ilopango TBJ Eruption in the Southern Maya Realm

  title={Volcanism, Ecology and Culture: A Reassessment of the Volc{\'a}n Ilopango TBJ Eruption in the Southern Maya Realm},
  author={Robert A. Dull and John R. Southon and Payson D. Sheets},
  journal={Latin American Antiquity},
  pages={25 - 44}
The Tierra Blanca Joven (TBJ) eruption of the Ilopango caldera in central El Salvador was one of the largest Holocene volcanic events in Central America, and its ecological and cultural impacts were felt throughout El Salvador and adjoining areas of Guatemala and Honduras. Early radiocarbon measurements established a ca. A. D. 260 ± 114 calendar date for the eruption. However, a reevaluation of the original 14C dates, in addition to new AMS 14C assays, shows that the TBJ eruption occurred at… 
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