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 n°24 [F. Briand, ed.], 152 p., CIESM Publisher, Monaco.
I - Executive summary
II - Workshop communications
- Evolution of Nile deposits input during the quaternary and
its effect on Egyptian coastline.
- The Holocene sea level curve of the Israeli coast.
- Neotectonic impact on relative sea-level fluctuations over
the past 6,000 years: examples from Croatia, Greece and southern Turkey.
- Holocene coastal evolution of western Anatolia Ð the
interplay between natural factors and human impact.
- Sinking of Venice over the last three centuries: input
from Canaletto's paintings and early photographs.
- La transgression finiglaciaire, l'archéologie et les
textes (exemples de la grotte Cosquer et du mythe de l'Atlantide).
Short term / Catastrophic events
- 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).
- Impact of geological processes and hazards on the Aegean
civilisations in prehistorical and ancient time.
- Landscape changes due to earthquakes and tectonic uplift
in the Iberian Peninsula littoral during the last 20,000 years.
- Santorini and Nisyros: similarities and differences
between the two calderas of the modern Aegean Volcanic Arc.
- Evidence from recent oceanographic surveys of last rapid
sea level rise of the Black Sea
Epilogue - the birth of legends ?
III - Bibliographic references
IV - List of participants