More on Ancient mural may be first picture of volcanic blast
|The inhabitants of Catalhoyuk may have seen Hasan Dag erupt|
[Credit: Keith Clarke/UCSB]
|A reproduction of the mural from a room in Catalhoyuk, a Neolithic|
settlement in Turkey [Credit: Sarah Murray/Flickr]
|This is the Hasan Dagi volcano [Credit: Janet C. Harvey]|
Schmitt adds, "We tested the hypothesis that the Çatalhöyük mural depicts a volcanic eruption and discovered a geological record consistent with this hypothesis. Our work also demonstrates that Hasan Dagi volcano has potential for future eruptions."
Source: Public Library of Science [January 08, 2014]