Publications in Scientific Journals:

J.H. Sterba, K. Polinger Foster, G. Steinhauser, M. Bichler:
"New light on old pumice: the origins of Mediterranean volcanic material from ancient Egypt";
Journal of Archaeological Science, 36 (2009), 1738 - 1744.

English abstract:
This paper presents and discusses the Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) results newly obtained from pumice pieces found decades ago at the Egyptian sites of Maiyana, Sedment, Kahun, and Amarna - now in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London - which could be successfully related to several volcanic eruptions in the Mediterranean. The work contributes to the constant accumulation of knowledge concerning the first appearance of pumice from the so-called Minoan eruption of the Santorini volcano. In addition, it unexpectedly sheds more light on the long-distance trade of Mediterranean volcanic material in the Bronze Age world by disclosing another connection between Lipari and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Neutron Activation Analysis; Pumice, Santorini; Minoan eruption; Bronze Aige trade

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