Special issue on Archaeology and Paleoseismology in Quat. Int. 242

It is our greatest pleasure to announce that a new special issue on paleo- and archaeoseismology has been published. The special issue of Quaternary International mainly consists of contributions from a selection of those presented during the first International Workshop on Earthquake Archaeology and Palaeoseismology held at the ancient Roman City of Baelo Claudia (South Spain) in September 2009. There in Southern Spain, the first joint meeting of the INQUA Focus Area on Palaeoseismology and Active tectonics and the UNESCO-IUGS programme IGCP567 on Earthquake Archaeology took place. This volume is one of the first accounts of an integrated approach in the study of past earthquakes combining recent advances in palaeoseismology and earthquake archaeology.

There’s a lot of great reading stuff or the summer holidays or on the plane to Corinth…

Quat Int, 242-1, p. 1-258 (1 October 2011) , content:

New advances in studies of earthquake archaeology and palaeoseismology, Pages 1-3, P.G. Silva, M. Sintubin, Klaus Reicherter
Archaeoseismology: Past, present and future, Pages 4-10, Manuel Sintubin

On the problem of magnitude calibration of palaeoearthquakes, Pages 11-19, R.E. Tatevossian

A comprehensive classification of Earthquake Archaeological Effects (EAE) in archaeoseismology: Application to ancient remains of Roman and Mesoamerican cultures, Pages 20-30, M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua, R. Pérez-López, J.L. Giner-Robles, P.G. Silva, V.H. Garduño-Monroy, K. Reicherter

Quantitative methods in archaeoseismology, Pages 31-41, Klaus-G. Hinzen, Claus Fleischer, Sharon K. Reamer, Stephan Schreiber, Sven Schütte, Baris Yerli

Uncertainty in intensity assignment and attenuation relationships: How seismic hazard maps can benefit from the implementation of the Environmental Seismic Intensity scale (ESI 2007), Pages 42-51, Ioannis D. Papanikolaou

Testing a logic tree approach for archaeoseismology to the ancient city of Pınara (SW Turkey), Pages 52-64, Barış Yerli, Johan ten Veen, Manuel Sintubin

Paleoseismology: The application of multiple parameters in four case studies in Sweden, Pages 65-75, Nils-Axel Mörner

Constraining pre-instrumental earthquake parameters from slope stability back-analysis: Palaeoseismic reconstruction of the Güevéjar landslide during the 1st November 1755 Lisbon and 25th December 1884 Arenas del Rey earthquakes, Pages 76-89, Martín J. Rodríguez-Peces, Julián García-Mayordomo, José M. Azañón, Juan M. Insua Arévalo, Juan Jiménez Pintor

Landslides on ancient embankments in the Kinki district (Japan): Strong motion seismoscope of the 1596 Keichou-Fushimi earthquake, Pages 90-105, Toshitaka Kamai, Akira Sangawa

Evidence for a 4700–2100 BC palaeoearthquake recorded in a fluvial-archaeological sequence of the Segura River, SE Spain, Pages 106-114, Mario Sánchez-Gómez, Consuelo Martínez-Sánchez, Fernando García-García, José A. Peláez, Fernando Pérez-Valera, Miguel Martínez-Andreu, Luis A. Pérez-Valera

GIS-based database of historical liquefaction occurrences in the broader Aegean region, DALO v1.0, Pages 115-125, G. Papathanassiou, Sp. Pavlides

Impact of earthquake-induced liquefaction and related ground failure on a Mississippian archeological site in the New Madrid seismic zone, central USA, Pages 126-137, Martitia P. Tuttle, Robert H. Lafferty III, Robert F. Cande, Michael C. Sierzchula

Aquisgrani terrae motus factus est (part 1): The Aachen cathedral (Germany) built on weak ground?, Pages 138-148, Tomas Fernández-Steeger, Christoph Grützner, Klaus Reicherter, Andreas Schaub

Aquisgrani terrae motus factus est (part 2): Evidence for medieval earthquake damage in the Aachen Cathedral (Germany), Pages 149-157, Klaus Reicherter, Andreas Schaub, Tomas Fernández-Steeger, Christoph Grützner, Tanja Kohlberger-Schaub

Archaeoseismological studies on historical heritage sites in the Gyeongju area, SE Korea, Pages 158-170, Kwangmin Jin, Minjung Lee, Young-Seog Kim, Jeong-Heon Choi

Environment–human relationships in historical times: The balance between urban development and natural forces at Leptis Magna (Libya), Pages 171-184, S. Pucci, D. Pantosti, P.M. De Martini, A. Smedile, M. Munzi, E. Cirelli, M. Pentiricci, L. Musso

Palaeoseismicity and pottery: Investigating earthquake and archaeological chronologies on the Hajiarab alluvial fan, Iran, Pages 185-195, Mark Quigley, Morteza Fattahi, Reza Sohbati, Armin Schmidt

Holocene palaeotsunami catalogue of SW Iberia, Pages 196-200, J. Lario, C. Zazo, J.L. Goy, P.G. Silva, T. Bardaji, A. Cabero, C.J. Dabrio

Geomarkers of the 218–209 BC Atlantic tsunami in the Roman Lacus Ligustinus (SW Spain): A palaeogeographical approach, Pages 201-212, Joaquín Rodríguez-Vidal, Francisco Ruiz, Luis M. Cáceres, Manuel Abad, María Luz González-Regalado, Manuel Pozo, María I. Carretero, Antonio M. Monge Soares, Francisco Gómez Toscano

Sedimentological and geoarchaeological evidence of multiple tsunamigenic imprint on the Bay of Palairos-Pogonia (Akarnania, NW Greece), Pages 213-239, A. Vött, F. Lang, H. Brückner, K. Gaki-Papanastassiou, H. Maroukian, D. Papanastassiou, A. Giannikos, H. Hadler, M. Handl, K. Ntageretzis, T. Willershäuser, A. Zander

Cause of the rupture and distribution of broken submarine carbonate chimneys in the Gulf of Cádiz (southwestern Spain), Pages 240-253, A. Maestro, G. Jané, J. García-Mayordomo, B. Fernández-Revuelta, M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, R. Pérez-López

Comments and discussion:
Comment on: “Shallow sub-surface stratigraphy of interfluves inferred from vertical electrical soundings in western Ganga plains, India”. G.S. Yadav, A.S. Dasgupta, R. Sinha, T. Lal, K.M. Srivastava and S.K. Singh. Quaternary International (2010), 227(1), 104–115, Pages 254-255, S.K. Lahiri

Reply to “Comment on ‘Shallow sub-surface stratigraphy of interfluves inferred from vertical electrical soundings in western Ganga plains, India’” by S.K. Lahiri, Pages 256-257, G.S. Yadav, A.S. Dasgupta, R. Sinha, T. Lal, K.M. Srivastava, S.K. Singh

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and is looking for ancient earthquakes.

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  • nour | February 27, 2012|19:43 (UTC)

    I do my master thesis in archeaology and paleoseismology, however, I am glad to find your website and I hope to inform me with new topics if possible.
    THank you.

  • Christoph Grützner | February 28, 2012|15:53 (UTC)

    Dear Nour,
    congratulations for finding an interesting topic! If you need any information like papers or so on, don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the other authors. What exactly do you work on?



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