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1256 Floyd W. McCoy and Grant Heiken Pure appl. , YOKOYAMA, I. (1978), The tsunami caused by the prehistoric eruption of Thera. ) (London, Thera and the Aegean World 1978), 277 – 283. YOKOYAMA, I. (1988), The tsunami caused by the prehistoric eruption of Thera. In (Mourtzos, N. ) International Symposium on Engineering Geology and Protection of Ancient Works, Monuments and Historic Sites, Athens, Field Guide Tour T3, The Aegean World-Greek Islands. ZEIST, W. , and STAPERT, D. (1975), Late Quaternary Vegetation and Climate of Southwestern Turkey, Palaeohistoria 17, 53 – 143.

International Symposium on Engineering Geology and Protection of Ancient Works, Monuments and Historic Sites, Athens, Field Guide Tour T3, The Aegean World-Greek Islands. ZEIST, W. , and STAPERT, D. (1975), Late Quaternary Vegetation and Climate of Southwestern Turkey, Palaeohistoria 17, 53 – 143.

In (Mourtzos, N. ) International Symposium on Engineering Geology and Protection of Ancient Works, Monuments and Historic Sites, Athens, Field Guide Tour T3, The Aegean World-Greek Islands. ZEIST, W. , and STAPERT, D. (1975), Late Quaternary Vegetation and Climate of Southwestern Turkey, Palaeohistoria 17, 53 – 143.

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