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Cultural responses to the volcanic landscape : the Mediterranean and beyond

Author: Miriam S Balmuth; David K Chester; Patricia A Johnston
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Archaeological Institute of America, ©2005.
Series: Colloquia and conference papers, no. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the result of two interdisciplinary symposia held by a group of volcanologists, engineers, Near Eastern and Classical philologists, and Old and New World archaeologists, in Naples, Italy  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Cultural responses to the volcanic landscape.
Boston, Mass. : Archaeological Institute of America, ©2005
(OCoLC)609297640
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam S Balmuth; David K Chester; Patricia A Johnston
ISBN: 9791931909067 1931909067 9781931909068 9789791931908 9791931909
OCLC Number: 61458347
Description: xix, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. Volcanology, risk assessment, and emergency planning. Developments in volcanology during the past 30 years / David K. Chester, Angus M. Duncan ; Understanding Vesuvius and preparing for its next eruption / Roberto Santecroce [and others] ; Eruptive activity of Etna before A.D. 1600, with particular reference to the Classical Period / Angus M. Duncan, David K. Chester, John E. Guest ; The Campi Flegrei nested caldera (Italy) : a restless, resurgent structure in a densely populated area / Giovanni Orsi [and others] --
pt. II. Responses in historic and prehistoric times. Responses to eruptions of Etna from the Classical Period to 1900 / David K. Chester, Angus M. Duncan, John E. Guest ; Cultural responses to risk and disaster : an example from the slopes of the Popocatépetl Volcano in Central Mexico / Patricia Plunket, Gabriela Uruñuela ; The prehistoric settlement near the Salinelle di San Marco (Paternò, Catania Province, Sicily) / Laura Maniscalco ; Appendix I. Preliminary report on the chipped stone tools from Salinelle di San Marco / Fabrizio Nicoletti ; Appendix II. Anthropological and paleopathological analysis of human skeletal remains from San Marco (Paternò, Sicily) / Maurizio Di Rosa ; The Island of Vivara : an international port of trade of the middle of the second millennium B.C. in a volcanic landscape / Claudio Giardino, Carla Pepe ; Local volcanic building stones used in the construction of ancient Rome / Donatella De Rita, Ciriaco Giampaolo ; Pozzolana : the contribution of the volcanic landscape to the creation of a new architectural aesthetic / Miriam S. Balmuth ; Landscape evolution and the first human settlements in Sardinia / Sergio Ginesu, Stefania Sias ; Ignimbrites, rock-hewn churches and underground settlement in Cappadocia (Turkey) / Ezio Burri, Raniero Massoli-Novelli, Marco Petitta ; Pyroclastic temper in Apulian Bronze Age pottery : the far-reaching impact of a Vesuvian eruption / Sara Levi [and others] ; The A.D. 79 eruption : seismic activity and effects of the eruption on Pompeii / Aldo Marturano, Antonio Varone ; The introduction of applied sciences in the study of an ancient site : Pompeii / Baldassare Conticello ; Water use in Pompeii between the earthquake and the eruption / Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow --
pt. III. Responses in ancient literature. Volcanic echoes in ancient Near Eastern texts / Karen Polinger Foster ; Volcanoes in Classical mythology / Patricia A. Johnston ; Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in Latin Literature : reflections and emotional responses / Johannes Jacobius Luis Smolenaars --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Colloquia and conference papers, no. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Miriam S. Balmuth, David K. Chester, Patricia A. Johnston.
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