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Unformatted text preview: CC 302K Classical Archaeology Notes 10/25/07 Dark Age and Geometric Greece The End of the Bronze Age in Greece- Slideshow- What happened at 1200 when Mycenae, pylos collapse: earthquake vs human attack o Greece seismically active but also an attack was expected from new massive defensive measures built right before collapse o This leads into Dark Age The Dark Age: 1200-1050 BCE- Weakened Mycenaeans living simplified life- Dorians: new Greek speaking people that move in from north- Palaces lose importance, no longer govt and administrative centers- Trade stops, art of writing lost, standard of living declines- Declining population? o Decrease in number of sites during Dark Age: 13 th century: 320 sites 12 th century: 130 sites 11 th century: 40 sites o Dont know if its disease, famine,etc. The Proto-Geometric Period: 1050-900 BCE- Starts off with low population from end of Dark Age but slowly number of sites start to increase new and more elaborate sites- Lefkandi, 950 BCE o Village series of houses clustered around some hills o The Heroon: building dedicated to worship of cultural heroe Gives evidence for increasing wealth, trade, sophistication of burial practices at Lefkandi 150 feet long Stone foundation, mud brick walls, wooden roof Built as a communal house, converted into shrine Apsidal building: an aps is a rounded part of a building, usually...
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