CIESM Workshop Monographs, n°24

Human records of recent geological evolution in the Mediterranean Basin - historical and archeological evidence

To be cited as: CIESM 2004. Human records of recent geological evolution in the Mediterranean Basin historical and archaeological evidence. CIESM Workshop Monograph n24 [F. Briand, ed.], 152 p., CIESM Publisher, Monaco.

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Contents:

I - Executive summary
1 - Introduction
2 - Time - space scales
3 - Progressive geological trends
4 - short-terms events / catastrophic events
5 - Legends and myths

II - Workshop communications

Long term processes
- Climatic crises and man in the Mediterranean basin : the last 20,000 years.
Nicole Petit-Maire

- Evolution of Nile deposits input during the quaternary and its effect on Egyptian coastline.
Ahmed M. Khadr

- The Holocene sea level curve of the Israeli coast.
Dorit Sivan

- Holocene coastal changes in the Acheloos alluvial plain (northwestern Greece) and their effects on the ancient site of Oiniadai.
Andreas Vött, Helmut Brückner, Armin Schriever, Mark Besonen, Klaas van der Borg and Mathias Handl

- Neotectonic impact on relative sea-level fluctuations over the past 6,000 years: examples from Croatia, Greece and southern Turkey.
Eric Fouache and Rémi Dalongeville

- Holocene coastal evolution of western Anatolia the interplay between natural factors and human impact.
Helmut Brückner, Marc Müllenhoff, Klaas Van Der Borg, Andreas Vött

- Sinking of Venice over the last three centuries: input from Canaletto's paintings and early photographs.
Dario Camuffo, Giovanni Sturaro and Emanuela Pagan

- La transgression finiglaciaire, l'archéologie et les textes (exemples de la grotte Cosquer et du mythe de l'Atlantide).
Jacques Collina-Girard

Short term / Catastrophic events
- Impacts of historical seismicity on major ancient coastal cities in southwestern Turkey.
Erhan Altunel

- Archaeological and biological records of relative sea-level changes in the Mediterranean during the Late Holocene. Two case studies of gradual evolution to instantaneous events, Marseilles (France) and Pozzuoli (Italy).
Christophe Morhange

- Impact of geological processes and hazards on the Aegean civilisations in prehistorical and ancient time.
D. Sakellariou and V. Lykousis

- Landscape changes due to earthquakes and tectonic uplift in the Iberian Peninsula littoral during the last 20,000 years.
P.G. Silva, T. Bardají , M. Calmel-Àvila, J.L. Goy, C. Zazo, and F. Borja

- Santorini and Nisyros: similarities and differences between the two calderas of the modern Aegean Volcanic Arc.
Paraskevi Nomikou

- Evidence from recent oceanographic surveys of last rapid sea level rise of the Black Sea
Gilles Lericolais, Irina Popescu, Nicolae Panin, François Guichard, Sperenta Popescu and Laurence Manolakakis

Epilogue - the birth of legends ?
- Geochronology and Myth are Gods Catastrophes ?
Tim Wyatt

III - Bibliographic references

IV - List of participants