The reconstruction of the seismic history of an archaeological site is generally based on historical sources and/or archaeoseismological data. However, these data alone give, in most of the cases, only qualitative information and cannot be used to unequivocally recognize the kinematics of past earthquakes and causative fault. A multidisciplinary approach merging archaeological information and geological data is useful to better constrain the age of past earthquakes, identify the fault movement(s), and clarify the seismotectonic picture of a region. The Hisham palace (724–743 A.D. to about 1400 A.D.; Baramki, 1936, 1938; Whitcomb, 1988), which is the main...
The Kinematics of the 1033 A.D. Earthquake Revealed by the Damage at Hisham Palace (Jordan Valley, Dead Sea Transform Zone)
L. Alfonsi, F. R. Cinti, G. Ventura; The Kinematics of the 1033 A.D. Earthquake Revealed by the Damage at Hisham Palace (Jordan Valley, Dead Sea Transform Zone). Seismological Research Letters 2013;; 84 (6): 997–1003. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220130060
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