Relocating Odysseus’ Homeland

Nature Geoscience July 2009

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In a Feature paper, Relocating Odysseus’ Homeland, Prof. John Underhill summarises the latest geological evidence in support of the theory of a former marine channel that separated Paliki, the western peninsula on Kefalonia, from the rest of the island.

The proposition is at the heart of the Odysseus Unbound theory.

Homer’s Ithaca had been viewed as a work of poetic licence and imprecise geography. However, as recent research shows, the island’s form may have been disguised over the past two millennia by catastrophic rockfalls, co-seismic uplift events and relative sea-level change.

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