By Manuel Sintubin, Iain S. Stewart, Tina M. Niemi, Erhan Altunel
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These shores were certainly important to emerging civilizations there, and some would say this factor predominates. However, if the distribution of the African-Eurasian plate boundary is compared to ancient sites of civilization along opposing shores, a probable influence of tectonism shows through. The tectonic boundary broadly follows the south shore in the western Mediterranean but the northern and north-insular shores in the eastern part (Fig. 1). Ancient sites of civilizations (using a looser definition to allow more cases) follow the same path (Carthage, Syracuse, Rome, Tarquinii-Veii, Corinth, Mycenae, and Knossos-Phaistos).
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Explanations for the observation remain debatable, and no single explanation seems sufficient. , the influence of tectonism on local water resources and on resource diversity. When examined on finer spatial scales, the relation is still robust. A quantifiable influence of tectonism on civilization locations even along Mediterranean shores is suggested by their distribution. The stronger links of tectonism with derivative civilizations suggest a role of ancient trade connections. Several clues point to cultural response as an important ingredient in the dynamics resulting in the spatial relation.
Ancient Earthquakes by Manuel Sintubin, Iain S. Stewart, Tina M. Niemi, Erhan Altunel