Should I stay or should I go? 6000 years of human presence and abandonments at Stromboli volcano and an overview on the whole Aeolian Archipelago (Southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)

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Andrea Di Renzoni
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3857-0458
Sara Tiziana Levi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9835-4645
Alberto Renzulli
Mauro Rosi
David Yoon

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The paper addresses the long-lasting human presence on the island of Stromboli, an active volcano at the northern edge of the Aeolian archipelago, in the Southern Tyrrhenian sea, Italy. A conceptual model has been built to explore the phenomenon, it takes into account a series of aspects comparing Stromboli to other islands: their morphology, natural resources and geography along with the archaeological and historical data and, further, human attitude to volcanic environments, to risk and to insularity has been deeply explored. We propose a complex narrative where a combination of geological, socio-economic, historical, and psychological factors influenced people’s choices and that human presence is related more to the volcanic (and island) environment (and opportunities) than to volcanic activity.

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Di Renzoni A, Levi ST, Renzulli A, Rosi M, Yoon D. Should I stay or should I go? 6000 years of human presence and abandonments at Stromboli volcano and an overview on the whole Aeolian Archipelago (Southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy). Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2021Dec.13 [cited 2022May21];64(5):VO545. Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/8664
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Special issue: WHEN VOLCANOLOGISTS MEET ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND OTHER DISCIPLINES