Isotopic Analysis

  • News HeadlinesIsotopic analysis rejuvenated the eruption that destroyed the Minoan civilization 1

    Isotopic analysis ‘rejuvenated’ the eruption that destroyed the Minoan civilization

    (ORDO NEWS) — An analysis of the isotopic signatures of the sulfate-rich layers in the Greenland ice cores determined that the volcanic cooling of 1628 BC was not caused by the Minoan eruption, but by another volcano. Thus, the discrepancy between the results of dating the Minoan eruption, which brought the decline of the civilization of the same name, is reduced. The middle of the second millennium BC was a…