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Document title

Palaeogeographical reconstruction of the battle terrain in Ancient Thermopylae, Greece

published at : Geomorphology and geoarchaeology : cross-contribution. Geoarcheological session

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VOUVALIDIS K. (1) ; SYRIDES G. (2) ; PAVLOPOULOS K. (3) ; PECHLIVANIDOU S. (1) ; TSOURLOS P. (4) ; PAPAKONSTANTINOU M.-F. (5) ;
(1) Dep. of Physical and Environmental Geography, School of Geology, Aristotle Univ., Thessaloniki, GRECE
(2) Dep. of Geology, School of Geology, Aristotle Univ., Thessaloniki, GRECE
(3) Dep. of Geography, Harokopio Univ., Athinai, GRECE
(4) Dep. of Geophysics, School of Geology, Aristotle Univ., Thessaloniki, GRECE
(5) IΔ' Ephorate of Prehistorical and Classical Antiquities, Lamia, GRECE

Abstract

Geomorphological data in combination with geological, stratigraphical, paleontological data of an extensive drilling project supported by electrical resistivity tomography led to the determination of the palaeoenvironmental changes in the area of the Thermopylae Pass and for the palaeogeographical reconstruction of the battle terrain in ancient Thermopylae. The results showed that in the “middle gate” of the Thermopylae Pass between the land and the sea there was a freshwater marsh supplied with large quantities of warm water coming from the thermal springs. The chronostratigraphical and sea level data confirmed its existence when the battle had taken place in 480 BC. This also confirms Herodotus’ description that the road eastwards of Thermopylae was shut in by the sea and by marshes

Source

Congrès

International Conference on Geomorphology : "Ancient landscapes, modern perspectives" No7, Melbourne , AUSTRALIE (06/07/2009 - 11/07/2009)

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 23, no 5-6 [pp. 241-253]

Bibliographic references : 26 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.3166/ga.23.241-253

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