Archaeoseismology has developed as an offshoot of paleoseismology in the last two decades. Most of the work has been done at sites in the Mediterranean region, where high seismicity exists and numerous archaeological sites are located (Stiros and Jones, 1996). Descriptions of archaeoseismological surveys can be found in Ambraseys (1971), Stiros (1988), Nur and Ron (1996), Galadini and Galli (1999) and Guidoboni et al. (2000). Depending on the extent of the building history in an area, archaeoseismology can extend the earthquake record significantly beyond historical times even without...

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