lecture 3 1134
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Date Created: 10/11/16
Geography of the Mediterranean o Lots of mountains, water, and islands Individual societies Very difficult to walk from place to place Emergence of boats Much easier to travel by sea Hug the coast, keep land in sight Island hopping o Very hot and dry area Lots of grapes and olives Barley was more common than wheat Grains were very important in Greece Northern Greece can grow wheat They drank water with wine mixed in (and vice versa) o Cycladic islands Pottery is crucial to distinguish cultural differences Tools, figurines also important Obsidian found in the area Helps them make lots of tools Culture Strong Minoan influence found in early art Neolithic and early bronze artifacts Metal artifacts uncovered Used copper early on and progressed into the bronze age Middle Cycladic period More permanent structures Evidence of trading Volcanic eruption Somewhere around 1630 BC o Early Helladic culture Lots of ceramic jugs found Mainland Greece
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