In the history of earthquake archeology in the Mediterranean region, the names of Sir Arthur Evans (1851–1941) and Claude Schaeffer (1898–1982) have become intimately related to the formative stages of the discipline through their association with pioneering theories (cf. Evans, 1928; Schaeffer, 1948) regarding the effects of earthquakes on ancient societies (e.g., Stiros, 1996; Jones and Stiros, 2000; Buck, 2006; Sintubin, 2011). Although strong parallels exist between Evans’ (1928) archeological interpretations at Knossos (Crete, Greece; see Fig. 1 for location of archeological sites mentioned in the text) and Schaeffer’s (1948) fundamental principles, no evidence...

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