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This presentation focuses on the Bronze Age landscape evolution of Central Crete, which was investigated on the basis of a geoarchaelogical research design. A multi-method approach using geophysics, sedimentological analyses, terrestrial laser scanning, GIS and 3D visualization software was applied. According to the findings, human-environmental interactions such as extensive clearing, soil erosion and climate change led to the complete degradation of the mountains of Crete. Until today, the region was never colonized again due to unfavorable environmental conditions. In contrast to the current conditions, Central Crete experienced an era of bloom during the 2nd millenium BC that allowed people to settle and cultivate this remote landscape. A first-time visualization of the former landscape gives insight into this significant transition, which occurred at the end of the Minoan period around 1200 BC.