25_History 261_092111

25_History 261_092111 - ODS Code 25 History 261 9/21/11...

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ODS Code 25 History 261 9/21/11 Early Complex Societies (cont.) Minoan Civilization (2200-1450 BCE) Our name for them, we don’t know what they called themselves Mycenaeans Island of Crete and the Aegean Sea (Balcan Peninsula) Minoans (Eleocretans) Minoan Hemogenomy power “true Cretans”- Homer’s representation Cultural products -Influence over the peoples surrounding-Santorini Palace Society -Palace of Knosses- the had rooms -Different way of constructing Urban Center than any way we’ve seen before -No walls -no military/ army/ aristocracy that we find evidence of -Urban Center=Palace/ literal Translation “big building” -for public- collective storage of grain and other resources -center of city and society Santorini -homes built together -All homes built around central palace “The Chieftains’ cup”
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-we don’t know what the leadership was like -how it was organized -don’t know about political systems Palace Society - Language- we don’t know what language they spoke and we cannot decipher their writing, BUT we know that they did write and record a LOT -Shared Common Culture
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