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Sea-level change and shore-line evolution in Aegean Greece since Upper Palaeolithic time

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Kurt Lambeck
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Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
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‘As the glaciation ended, the ice melted and the sea-level rose.’ Yes — but it has not been as simple as that, as the Earth has adjusted in several ways to the changing surface-loads it suffers under ice and under weight of water. The important issues are set out in a simple mathematical treatment, and their varied consequences are shown for Greece and especially for the Greek coastal plains and the Greek islands, where the impact on human settlement has been large.

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