Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

SCIENTISTS REVISIT AN AEGEAN ERUPTION FAR WORSE THAN KRAKATOA
The New York Times ^ | 21 October 2003 | WILLIAM J. BROAD

Posted on 10/24/2003 11:14:14 AM PDT by Mike Darancette

For decades, scholars have debated whether the eruption of the Thera volcano in the Aegean more than 3,000 years ago brought about the mysterious collapse of Minoan civilization at the peak of its glory. The volcanic isle (whose remnants are known as Santorini) lay just 70 miles from Minoan Crete, so it seemed quite reasonable that its fury could have accounted for the fall of that celebrated people.

This idea suffered a blow in 1987 when Danish scientists studying cores from the Greenland icecap reported evidence that Thera exploded in 1645 B.C., some 150 years before the usual date. That put so much time between the natural disaster and the Minoan decline that the linkage came to be widely doubted, seeming far-fetched at best.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; calliste; catastrophism; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; krakatoa; thera; volcanism; volcano

1 posted on 10/24/2003 11:14:15 AM PDT by Mike Darancette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette
How are we able to get past NYT security and view the article without logging in? Is the Devil wearing silver skates today?
2 posted on 10/24/2003 11:19:43 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette
this is one of the possible origins of Atlantis legend, IIRC.
3 posted on 10/24/2003 11:21:46 AM PDT by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RightWhale
How are we able to get past NYT security and view the article without logging in? Is the Devil wearing silver skates today?

Go here and see the orignial article, and thread

Debate Erupts Anew: Did Thera's Explosion Doom Minoan Crete?

NYT changed the title...

4 posted on 10/24/2003 11:26:00 AM PDT by null and void
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette
Still puny in comparison to Yellowstone's prior eruptions.
5 posted on 10/24/2003 11:27:25 AM PDT by 11B3 (Use the Gitmo prisoners for bayonnet course target dummies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void
No, I mean I got to read the website without going through NYT security. Have they finally become enlightened like Britannica?
6 posted on 10/24/2003 11:29:08 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 11B3
Absolutely correct- and I have seen some published data that may indicate that Yellowstone is getting ready to surprise us again- if it does, it will make all the natural disasters since the founding of this country seem insignificant.
7 posted on 10/24/2003 11:41:26 AM PDT by RANGERAIRBORNE ("De gustibus non disputandem est")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: RightWhale
Ooooohhh?

Kewl!

I'm gonna try!
8 posted on 10/24/2003 11:43:30 AM PDT by null and void
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: RANGERAIRBORNE
If Yellowstone blows, it will be a golden opportunity. Buy land immediately afterwards. You could own an entire township. In a few years, if you have made a good deal, you will be highly pleased with how the land is coming along.
9 posted on 10/24/2003 11:45:05 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: RANGERAIRBORNE
- if it does, it will make all the natural disasters since the founding of this country seem insignificant.

Try human history!

10 posted on 10/24/2003 11:47:53 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (No Taxation Without Respiration - Repeal Death Taxes!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: null and void
Yes, at first I didn't know where I was. It was like awakening n Shangri-La. The streets were transparent gold, the curbs were of amethyst and jasper, the walls were opal and jade.
11 posted on 10/24/2003 11:48:08 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: RightWhale
LOL!

I was even able to find an answer to a question I posed on the other thread...
12 posted on 10/24/2003 11:57:51 AM PDT by null and void
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: RightWhale
Probably a bad idea. Someone in the government, maybe in the forestry service or the BLM will have all that property rounded up and turned into federally protected lands.
13 posted on 10/24/2003 12:34:49 PM PDT by doc30
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: doc30
Yeah, they would do that. But private enterprise sould succeed if it moves fast. Government will take some time to get paper generated and signed.
14 posted on 10/24/2003 12:47:35 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette
doomsday placemarker.
15 posted on 10/24/2003 12:49:23 PM PDT by js1138
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette
bigger picture:

http://holmes.acc.virginia.edu/~al2n/turkeece/santorini.jpg
16 posted on 10/24/2003 1:40:13 PM PDT by Tac12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette
this is a GGG non-ping message, and bump to this topic.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on, off, or alter the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
The GGG Digest
-- Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

17 posted on 08/22/2004 9:31:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette; blam

Hey, shouldn't blam be posting this? Ha ha ha.


18 posted on 08/22/2004 9:43:19 PM PDT by aruanan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aruanan
"Hey, shouldn't blam be posting this? Ha ha ha."

I did here

19 posted on 08/23/2004 6:25:44 AM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: RANGERAIRBORNE
if it does, it will make all the natural disasters since the founding of this country seem insignificant.

The ash from Mt. St. Helens was a couple of inches deep a hundred miles away. Geologists have found ash deposits sixty feet deep a hundred miles away from Yellowstone. Throw in all the flood basalts that the Yellowstone hot spot has deposited across the NW United States and you have one very nasty geological system - one that goes off about every 600,000 years (and it's been about that long since the last event). However, human history being what it is, we could easily have 50,000 years until the next event - or five. We just don't know - a supervolcano hasn't erupted in recorded human history, so we don't have a good picture what the warning signs will be.

20 posted on 08/23/2004 6:31:27 AM PDT by dirtboy (Forget Berger's socks - has ANYONE searched his skin folds for classified documents?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: blam
I did here

I thought the story looked familiar.
21 posted on 08/23/2004 6:57:42 AM PDT by aruanan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on, off, or alter the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
The GGG Digest
-- Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

22 posted on 08/23/2004 11:03:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette
Hmmmmm not easy to get press visiblity in these times...
Takes a buzz word... or even more...
23 posted on 08/23/2004 11:07:31 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


24 posted on 05/19/2006 5:23:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

from 2003:

· Catastrophism ping list · join · view topics · view or post blog · bookmark ·

25 posted on 01/16/2007 6:07:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("In theory, theory and practice are the same, but in practice, they're not." -- John Rummel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


· join list or digest · view topics · view or post blog · bookmark · post a topic ·

 
Gods
Graves
Glyphs
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.
GGG managers are Blam, StayAt HomeMother, and Ernest_at_the_Beach
 

· Google · Archaeologica · ArchaeoBlog · Archaeology magazine · Biblical Archaeology Society ·
· Mirabilis · Texas AM Anthropology News · Yahoo Anthro & Archaeo ·
· History or Science & Nature Podcasts · Excerpt, or Link only? · cgk's list of ping lists ·

-and-
 
Catastrophism
· join · view topics · view or post blog · bookmark · post new topic ·

26 posted on 03/10/2008 12:18:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

In an Ancient Wreck, Clues to Seafaring Lives
Source: New York Times
Published: 3/27/01 Author: WILLIAM J. BROAD
Posted on 03/27/2001 07:47:52 PST by Antiwar Republican
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3ac0b6285e4d.htm


27 posted on 03/10/2008 12:21:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mike Darancette

bump


28 posted on 03/10/2008 12:22:36 PM PDT by VOA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson