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Olive branch may not settle argument of Santorini eruption date

August 11, 2018 - General

An olive branch that has been used to date the Santorini volcanic eruption could predate the event by 40 to 50 years, according to a study in Scientific Reports.

Santorini Landsat photo [Credit: NASA]The Santorini eruption provides a fixed point for aligning the chronology of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean, yet its exact date has been difficult to determine.

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