Research in Encoding And Decoding of
Nomikos Conference Centre
28 June – 2 July 2022
The Minoan eruption of ca. 1650 BC coated the island with a layer of volcanic ash that is ubiquitous as it is thick. Toward the edges of the island, erosion has cut deeply into this packed pumice, leaving bluffs and mesas between ravines. Developed roads tend to follow along the bottom of ravines, as nearly any other location would be weathered away over time. Here, a little-used set of tracks climbs up the embankment from one such ravine road toward a bluff.