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Cultures traditionally thought to have been trading and influencing one another might have actually existed at different times.Ancient eruption About 3,500 years ago, a volcano on the Greek island nearly 70 miles away and likely contributed to the downfall of its famed Minoan civilization.
"Once people have accepted that this is plausible, they may discover that a few of the problems of how we see the genesis of Western civilization make better sense." Ker was a staff reporter for Live Science and and has freelanced for various outlets, including New Scientist and Popular Science.
The lack of early forerunner phenomena and the extremely fast process of the eruption sequence do not leave room for speculating that the people of the island could have abandoned it.
The areas of the eastern Aegean and Minor Asia that were covered by thin ash and suffered from the volcanic winter of the following two years had serious problems of survival.
He has degrees from the University of California, Irvine and New York University, including a masters degree in science journalism.
The University of Houston's College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. Daedlus was supposed to've flown from Crete to Sicily.
One very strong piece of evidence is an olive tree that was buried alive at Akrotiri. So, it appears, Thera erupted far too soon to account for either the Exodus or the death of Minoan culture.