Michael Short Classics Notes

Michael Short Classics Notes - This makes 14C tests less...

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19:59 Eruption of Thera Predicted Dates 1450BC when Minoan Palaces were destroyed Danish Ice Cores 1480-1490BC (Not Reliable) 1500 By Marinatos 1526-1528BC Radiocarbon dating Marinatos Used stratographic analysis of pottery and looking at a trend Soil layers in pottery Compared it to Egyptian framework Radiocarbon Dates Done at U Penn Philip Betancourt Carbon exists in almost all organic matter Carbon has three isotopes of these only 14c is unstable This radioactive decay proceeds in a regular way Problem: a lot of old carbon in Thera
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Unformatted text preview: This makes 14C tests less accurate Different Types of Evidence Dendrochronology (tree ring dating) California and N. Ireland 1628-1626BC Was it actually Thera Tephra Studies: Volcanic Ash and stratigraphy Ongoing still inconclusive Chinese Bamboo Annals 1618 Yellow fog, a dim sun, then three suns, frost in july, famine, and the withering of all five cereals Snake Goddess Represents clothing worn Marine Style Octopus pot Late Minoan 5000-4500BC 19:59 19:59...
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