Time’s Up! Dating the Minoan Eruption of Santorini. Acts of the Minoan Eruption Chronology Workshop, Sandbjerg November 2007 initiated by Jan Heinemeier and Walter L. Friedrich
Edited by David A. Warburton
Publisher: The Danish Institute at Athens
Series: Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens, Volume 10
Description: Hardback, 298 p., coloured & b/w ill., maps, tables, charts, 28×21,5 cm
A collection of 21 papers from the workshop Minoan Eruption Chronology, held at Sandbjerg (Denmark) in November 2007. The book presents new evidence about the absolute date of the “Minoan” eruption of the Santorini volcano. Worth of mention is the question of the editor: “Should archaeologists stop quibbling about details of chronological arguments which belonged to the past, and simply discuss the chronological and historical implications of the new date?”
Editors preface [13-14].
General introduction [53-55].
Walter L. Friedrich & Jan Heinemeier, ‘The Minoan eruption of Santorini radiocarbon dated to 1613±13BC’ [56-63].
Part I: Evidence, geology, archaeology & chronology
Alexander R. McBirney, ‘Volcanic chronology of Santorini’ [67-72].
Floyd W. McCoy, ‘The eruption within the debate about the date’ [73-90].
Walter L. Friedrich & Nikolaos Sigalas, ‘The effects of the Minoan eruption’ [91-100].
Philip P. Betancourt, ‘Evidence from Pseira for the Santorini eruption’ [101-105].
Jeffrey S. Soles, ‘The impact of the Minoan eruption of Santorini on Mochlos’ [107-116].
Thomas M. Brogan & Chrysa Sofianou, ‘Papadiokambos: new evidence for the impact of the Theran eruption’ [117-124].
Rolf Krauss & David A. Warburton, ‘The basis for the Egyptian dates’ [125-144].
Hermann Hunger, ‘How uncertain is Mesopotamian chronology?’ [145-152].
Part II: Debate: Typology, chronology, methodology
J. Alexander MacGillivray, ‘Thera, Hatshepsut, and the Keftiu: Crisis and response’ [154-170].
Karen Polinger Foster, Johannes H. Sterba, Georg Steinhauser & Max Bichler, ‘The Thera eruption and Egypt: Pumice, texts and chronology’ [171-180].
Peter Warren, ‘The date of the Late Bronze Age eruption of Santorini’ [181-186].
Felix Hoflmayer, ‘Aegean-Egyptian synchronisms and radiocarbon chronology’ [187-195].
Malcolm H. Wiener, ‘The state of the debate about the date of the Theran eruption’ [197-206].
Sturt W. Manning, ‘Beyond the Santorini eruption’ [207-226].
Sturt W. Manning & Christopher Bronk Ramsey, ‘The dating of the earlier Late Minoan IA period’ [227-245].
Robert Merrillees, ‘Chronological conundrums: Cypriot and Levantine imports from Thera’ [247-251].
Peter M. Fischer, ‘The chronology of Tell el-cAjjul, Gaza’ [253-265].
Annette Hejen Sorensen, ‘An update on the chronological value of Minoica in the Levant and Cyprus’ [267-273].
Raimund Muscheler, ‘14C and 10Be around 1650 cal BC: Are there contradictions between tree ring and ice core time scales?’ [275-284].
Jan Heinemeier, Walter L. Friedrich, Bemd Kromer & Christopher Bronk Ramsey, ‘The Minoan eruption of Santorini radiocarbon dated by an olive tree buried by the eruption’ [285-293].