Ancient Earthquakes by Manuel Sintubin, Iain S. Stewart, Tina M. Niemi, Erhan PDF

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.

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