Foreword Special issue: Explosive Eruptions and the Mediterranean Civilizations through Prehistory and History

Maria Luisa Carapezza, Sandro De Vita, Franco Foresta Martin


Since the origin of humanity volcanism and human life have been strictly linked to each other. Despite the hazards posed by volcanoes, humans have always found good reasons for settlement and development around them, at least in temperate zones, because of high soil fertility or for the presence of ore deposits and the abundance of volcanic rocks that are good building materials.

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X