Sedimentary Facies Patterns and the Interpretation of Paleogeographies of Ancient Troia

  • John C. Kraft
  • İlhan Kayan
  • Helmut Brückner
  • George Rip Rapp
Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Abstract

We present a series of maps of ancient geographies in the Aegean area, based on sedimentological and fossil evidence. Coupled with information from the Classics and comparative modern vs. ancient analogs, we present interpretations of geographic changes in the vicinity of Troia over the past six millennia. Our geomorphologies of ancient Troia might well aid classicists and archaeologists in their understanding of the past and the events in Homer’s Iliad.

Keywords

Clay Turkey Compaction Silt Posit 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Kraft
    • 1
  • İlhan Kayan
    • 2
  • Helmut Brückner
    • 3
  • George Rip Rapp
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Edebiyat Facültesi — Coǧrafa BölümüEge ÜniversitesiBornoya — İzmırTurkey
  3. 3.Fachbereich GeographiePhillips-Universität MarburgMarburg/LahnGermany
  4. 4.Archaeometry LaboratoryUniversity of Minnesota, DuluthDuluthUSA

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