Pumice from Thera (Santorini) Identified from a Greek Mainland Archeological Excavation

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Science  02 Feb 1973:
Vol. 179, Issue 4072, pp. 471-473
DOI: 10.1126/science.179.4072.471


Pumice fragments recovered from an archeological excavation on the Greek mainland have been correlated by means of index of refraction measurements with the Late Bronze Age volcanic eruption on the island of Thera (Santorini) in the Aegean Sea. Pottery from the strata containing the pumice dates from the 15th century B.C.