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Submerged archaeological sites along the Ionian coast of south-eastern Sicily (Italy) and implications for Holocene relative sea-level change.

Scicchitano, Giovanni; Antonioli, Fabrizio; Berlinghieri, Elena F.C.; Dutton, Andrea; Monaco, Carmelo


Precise measurements of submerged archaeological markers in the Siracusa coast (Southeastern Sicily, Italy) provide new data on relative sea-level change during the late Holocene. Four submerged archaeological sites have been studied and investigated through direct observations. Two of them are Greek archaic in age (2.5-2.7 ka) and are now 0.98-1.48 m below sea level; the other two developed during the Bronze age (3.2-3.8 ka) and are now 1.03-1.97 m below sea level. These archaeological data...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2008.03.008


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