Acigöl-Nevsehir

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  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Caldera
  • 2080 BCE
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.57°N
  • 34.52°E

  • 1689 m
    5540 ft

  • 213004
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
2080 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Anthropology
2370 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Tephra layer T17
3500 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Tephra layer T15
6230 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Tephra layer T13
7810 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Tephra layer T10

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Bigazzi G, Yegingil Z, Ercan T, Oddone M, Ozdogan M, 1993. Fission track dating obsidians in central and northern Anatolia. Bull Volc, 55: 588-595.

Druitt T H, Brenchley P J, Gokten Y E, Francaviglia V, 1995. Late Quaternary rhyolitic eruptions from Acigol Complex, central Turkey. J Geol Soc London, 152: 655-667.

Froger J-L, Lenat J-F, Chorowicz J, Le Pennec J-L, Bourdier J-L, Kose O, Zimitoglu O, Gundogdu N M, Gourgaud A, 1998. Hidden calderas evidenced by multisource geophysical data; an example of Cappadocian calderas, central Anatolia. J Volc Geotherm Res, 85: 99-128.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Kuzucuoglu C, Pastre J-F, Black S, Ercan T, Fontugne M, Guillou H, Hatte C, Karabiyikoglu M, Orth P, Turkecan A, 1998. Identification and dating of tephra layers from Quaternary sedimentary sequences of Inner Anatolia, Turkey. J Volc Geotherm Res, 85: 153-172.

Mellaart J, 1993. Descriptions (picturales) d'eruptions recentes du Hasan Dagi par les hommes du neolithique a Catal Hoyuk. L'Assoc Volc Europeenne (LAVE), 42: 17-30.

Pasquare G, 1968. Geology of the Cenozoic volcanic area of Central Anatolia. Roma Accad Nazionale Lincei Mem, 9: 55-204.

Acigöl-Nevsehir caldera is located in central Turkey and is traversed by the national highway between the towns of Acigöl and Nevsehir. The elliptical 7 x 8 km wide late-Pleistocene caldera is part of a now partially buried larger caldera and contains a group of maars, lava domes, basaltic lava flows, and pyroclastic cones. Three groups of obsidian lava flows have been dated; pre-collapse flows between about 190,000 and 180,000 years before present (BP), 75,000 yrs BP lava domes (such as Taskesik Tepe on the eastern side of the caldera) post-dating formation of the Acigöl-Nevsehir caldera, and young lava domes on the western caldera floor about 20,000 to 15,000 years old. Thirteen scoria layers from local tephras erupted between about 11,000 and 4300 years ago were found in sediment cores in the late Pleistocene Eski Acigöl maar. An ash layer from the Acigöl-Nevsehir volcanic group overlies 2300-1850 BCE artifacts of Roman-Cappadocian age.