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21 July, AD 365

A Geological and Archaeological Workshop organized by Simon Price at All Souls College, Oxford, on 26 January 2008.

The aim of the workshop was to discuss new evidence on the earthquake and tsunami of 21 July, AD 365, bringing together geologists, archaeologists and historians. The workshop was generously supported by All Souls College and the Faculty of Classics, Oxford.

The following papers were delivered:

Philip England, 'New geological data on the tsunami of 21 July, AD 365'

Philip England, James Jackson and Beth Shaw, 'Reanalysis of recalibration of 14C data from West Crete' [their work is now published as: Shaw, B., Ambraseys, N. N., England, P. C., Floyd, M. A., Gorman, G. J., Higham, T. F. G., Jackson, J. A., Nocquet, J.-M., Pain, C. C. and Piggott, M. D. (2008). 'Eastern Mediterranean Tectonics and Tsunami Hazard Inferred from the AD 365 Earthquake', Nature Geoscience, 1: 268-76 <http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v1/n4/abs/ngeo151.html>.]

Lucia Nixon and Simon Price, 'AD 365: Written and archaeological evidence for Crete'

Andrew Wilson, 'AD 365: Archaeological and epigraphic evidence from North Africa'

Bert Smith, 'Evidence for earthquakes at Aphrodisias (SW Turkey)'.

Participants:
Prof. Philip England, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Oxford (philipeATearth.ox.ac.uk)
Dr Tom Higham, Research Lab for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford (thomas.highamATrlaha.ox.ac.uk)
Prof. James Jackson, Bullard Laboratories, Cambridge (jaj2AThermes.cam.ac.uk)
Dr Judith McKenzie, St Hugh's College, Oxford (judith.mckenzieATarch.ox.ac.uk)
Dr Milena Melfi, Faculty of Classics, Oxford (milena.melfiATclassics.ox.ac.uk)
Ms Lucia Nixon, St Hilda's College, Oxford (lucia.nixonATst-hildas.ox.ac.uk)
Dr Simon Price, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (simon.priceATlmh.ox.ac.uk)
Dr Beth Shaw, Bullard Laboratories, Cambridge (bs370ATcam.ac.uk)
Prof. Bert Smith, Faculty of Classics, Oxford (bert.smithATashmus.ox.ac.uk)
Prof. Andrew Wilson, Faculty of Classics, Oxford (andrew.wilsonATarch.ox.ac.uk).

 

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