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,
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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