Exam Review - Exam Review Bronze Age Colonies were made up of 300 1000 people Introduction of Bronze metal o Knives and swords o Easier to use than

Exam Review - Exam Review Bronze Age Colonies were made up...

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Exam Review Bronze Age - Colonies were made up of 300 – 1000 people - Introduction of Bronze metal o Knives and swords o Easier to use than stone, wood, or bone - Gold, silver and lead arrived around same time - Richer classes could afford metals o Proven by excavations of people buried with metal jewelry - People were living with clay tile roofs, stone walls, and fences of stonewalls o Evidence shows Lerna village was attacked and burnt down - A lot is also revealed by Bronze age burial systems o Beliefs on after life o Nutrition o Relevant diseases - Often settled close to water o More fertile for agricultural purposes - Some settlements had kilns for cooking, and stone counters for sleeping, storage, or cooking - Economy dependent on production of tools, weapons, agriculture and art and architecture - Olive trees and wine introduced - Initiation of bartering for trade - Ceramic pottery (earthy colours) - Tools from bone, metals and stones - Weaving - Paved way for Minoans and Mycenaean Bronze Age (Minoans) - Crete - Discovered possible labyrinth and palace of King Minos - Four main palaces were at Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, and Zakros o 2-3 story palaces, covering 1000s of square meters For local admin, trade, religion, political centers o Palaces served as storage of materials Including wine, olive oil, grain, precious metal and ceramics o Absence of fortifications in palaces suggests peace Although, there was still weapons and armor o First constructed around 2000 BC and rebuilt later following fires and earthquakes o Final destruction of palaces between 1500 BC and 1450 BC All palaces except Knossos o Complexity of palaces + bull leaping sport + bull worshipping (represented by sacred horns throughout)
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