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lect 8
Ancient Mediterranean World
Christine E. Steer
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by courtney Notetaker on Tuesday October 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1134 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University taught by Christine E. Steer in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views.


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Date Created: 10/11/16
 The Greek dark age o 1100-1200 BCE Mycenaean palaces fall  Enter the dark age  Settlements shrink in size and number o Palace economy  Economy was based on conquest  Probably attacked each other  Status and reputation were very important o Late Mycenaean city life  Populations plummeted  People flock to Athens then move eastward  Linear b is lost  Structure in society falls apart o The sea peoples  Attacked Egypt and many other places  Pelest - philistines  Similar pottery to that of the Mycenaean's  Connect the sea people to the Mycenaean o The Trojan war was believed to have happened around this time o The "Dorian invasion"  Dorians were Greek and very warlike  Not as massive of an event as it was believed to be at the time  The filled in the gaps after the palaces collapsed o Lots of Greek colonies on the coast of Asia minor  Greece was more than just modern day Greece o Systems collapse theory  If something upset trade, then the whole system would collapse o Changes in their style of warfare  Men fighting on foot with spears and swords  New armor developed  It was a more destructive warfare  Symbolic of the change In culture  New sense of community o Metal  Low supply of bronze  Started working with iron  Stronger and held an edge longer o Cyprus  Lots of Greeks migrated here  Phoenicians and Greeks met here o Phoenicians  First to go to Cyprus and have a new colony there o People start pulling out of the dark age  Evidence found in graves  New pottery style  Protogeometric  Started to actually look Greek  Circles and lines  Change in burial style  Not buried with stuff anymore  They give their wealth to the community  Climate change  It was very slight but it drastically increased Greece's population  Greece wasn’t fertile enough to support that population  They started to send out colonies  Spartans attack others to expand because they couldn't sail to do so  Them being landlocked helped them develop differently


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