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Ancient Greece: Chapter Two- From Indo-Europeans to Mycenaean's Saturday, January 28, 2006 11:07 AM Timeline: o 4500-2000 BC: Movements of Indo-European peoples into Europe? o 3000-2000 BC: Development of Mediterranean polyculture o 3000-2500 BC: Bronze metallurgy under way in the Balkans and on the  island of Crete o 2200 BC: Earliest Cretan palaces of Minoan civilization o 2000 BC: Violent destruction of many European sites o 1700 BC: Earthquakes destroy early Cretan palaces o 1600-1500 BC: Shaft graves at Mycenae on Greek mainland o 1500-1450 BC: Earliest Mycenaean tholos tombs o 1400 BC: Earliest Mycenaean palaces o 1370 BC: Palace of Knossos on Crete destroyed o 1300-1200 BC: High point of Mycenaean palace culture o 1200 BC: Disturbances across the Aegean region o 1000 BC: Destruction of Mycenaean palace culture complete     1. Greeks Become Greeks a. Mycenaeans were the first people to speak Greek i. Emerged in the second millennium BC b. Origins of Greek culture are centered around two questions i. The significance of the Indo-European heritage in 4500-2000 ii. Nature and ramifications of the Greek relations with the older  civilizations of the Near East c. Minoans passed  on tradition of contact to civilizations to the Mycenaeans d. Centers of Mycenaean civilization were destroyed from 1200-1000 BC i. Descendents revived Greek civilization
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