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Pottery Dating
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I made a quick survey on pottery dating and found some interesting sites. Apparently there is no academic consensus as to whether or not the Thera Eruption occurred during the 18th Dynasty.

“Pottery and Lipid Dating”
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/09/030930055244.htm

“Fire and Water” Dating
http://socarchsci.blogspot.com/2009/05/three-people-emailed-me-his-story.html

Pottery in Archaeology (1993) Cambridge
http://books.google.com/books?id=blxUsbQgOIoC&pg=PA182&lpg=PA182&dq=pottery+dating&source=bl&ots=-vKlLxoJub&sig=YEKrBnC_-rWiT6GV7yXiy4TSpI4&hl=en&ei=LGLNSpnWOczd8QaE8-3xAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3#v=onepage&q=pottery%20dating&f=false

Minoan Pottery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_pottery
http://www.colorado.edu/Classics/exhibits/GreekVases/essays/techminpot.htm
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Minoan_pottery

“... enormous difficulties in dating the Minoan Civilization”:
http://au.encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761564658/minoan_civilization.html
http://www.ilab.org/db/book1111_AGR%20605.html

History of Minoan Pottery
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/History-of-Minoan-Pottery/Philip-P-Betancourt/e/9780691101682

Thera and Minoan Dating
http://www.mindrelief.net/minoan_crete.html

“... detailed correlation (of Egyptian tomb art in the reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut) to Minoan archaeology periods is vehemently disputed":
http://books.google.com/books?id=HnSlynSfeEIC&pg=PA331&lpg=PA331&dq=Thutmose+III+tomb+mInoan+pottery&source=bl&ots=GzZmTQ0PMF&sig=el0G3AQk_w2WMZgFTELSLZ-0S5g&hl=en&ei=F2jNSpbiCoXP8Qbk4qX4Aw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1#v=onepage&q=Thutmose%20III%20tomb%20mInoan%20pottery&f=false

Thera did not erupt in the Egyptian 18th Dynasty
http://www.therafoundation.org/articles/chronololy/improbabilityofatherancollapseduringthenewkingdom15031447bc

Mycenaean Pottery at Amarna:
http://projectsx.dartmouth.edu/classics/history/bronze_age/lessons/les/18.html#11

“Dating Battleground’
http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d10/asb/thera/dating.html

Minoan 1A Pottery in 18th Dynasty tomb:
http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/exodus.html

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